For our last podcast of 2011 we talked to Tim Philips, author of Talk Normal, about the best way to speak professionally. While an evolving and agile language is generally a good thing, it can lead to misunderstandings, highly detrimental in the workplace, especially in a global world where English is mostly spoken as a second language. Tim stresses that perfect grammar and sounding smart is less important than clarity and understanding.
Tim Phillips is a freelance journalist whoâ€™s written for the Wall Street Journal Europe, the International Herald Tribune, The Guardian, The Observer, the Daily Telegraph, The Independent, and the Daily Express, among others. He is a frequent guest on BBC television and radio and Sky News, as well as a regular conference speaker. Heâ€™s also author of Fit To Bust: How Great Companies Fail, Knockoff: The Deadly Trade In Counterfeit Goods, and heâ€™s co-author with Terry Hunt and Clive Humby of the bestselling Scoring Points. He’s most recently the author of Talk Normal: Stop the Business Speak, Jargon, and Waffle..
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