Speaker and trainer Dr. Fred Kniggendorf was watching the local news recently and saw a reporter ask a scientist if he had a way to "predict avalanches before they happen." The scientist replied, "Well, I guess there's not much use in predicting them afterwards."
A harmless verbal faux pas on the reporter's part, surely. After all, no one's keeping score. But how often are you letting seemingly innocent communication glitches like the one he made into print, where they're much more noticeable and likely to reflect poorly on you as an employee?
At one point during his webinar on proofreading and editing, Fred asked attendees to quickly read nine sentences to see if they could pin down what was wrong wi...(register to read more)