Transitional Devices: The Roadmap to Effective Speech

In businesses around the globe, professionals speak with crisp, clear communication for expedience and success. Tap dancing around topics does not work, and using too many words wastes time. The best communication method? Active, linear sentences.

Business writing is not the same as writing a novel. For novelists, the use of both the active and passive voice, plus quotations for speech, works well to create scenes, imagery and drama. In telling the story, the novelist wouldn't only use active, linear sentences in a vacuum; the constant use of them would become dry and boring!

Can we then conclude that business writing, with it's excessive use of active sentences, is boring ? Not at all!

Welcome transitional devices! When we write clear sentences that make our points and support our opinions, we can "soften" the stiff nature of the active voice with transitions. Words and phrases such as "however", "it stands to reason", "one might argue" etc. offer "signposts along the road" for our listeners to understand where we are going with our message. Join me in the study of transitional devices. Your communication skills will soar!


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Welcome, and thanks for looking at my profile! UPDATE AS OF 7/19/20: New students are welcome to message me to set lesson times by appointment. I am sure that we can easily coordinate our first lesson through messaging and can then plan more lessons when we meet! I am currently enrolled in a Certification in Editing program at The University of Chicago, which has necessitated the need for my appointment-only request. About me: I am a TESOL/TEFL/TESL-Certified Business English Teacher from the United States. Helping international professionals achieve their goals is my passion, and I enjoy every minute of it! The greater part of my work as an ESL Business Communications Consultant includes my assistance for your professional correspondence, PowerPoint presentations, executive speeches, emails, business plans, and product descriptions. Our lessons will include a great deal of conversational practice so that you can strengthen your ability to express your ideas and thoughts. I am also available to edit or proofread blog posts and web designs. I have a B.S. in Marketing from The Pennsylvania State University, and as I mentioned previously, I am currently enrolled in The University of Chicago Graham School Certification in Editing program. I have 4 years of editing and proofreading experience as an online Business English Consultant and Editor, and I am also a published author. In order to help you succeed with your business goals via the English language, our first lesson will be comprised of assessing your needs while demonstrating methods geared to your personal success. Once established, I will join you in subsequent lessons to strengthen all parts of your Business English reality. Thanks! I look forward to meeting you! Lisa
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Welcome, and thanks for looking at my profile! UPDATE AS OF 7/19/20: New students are welcome to message me to set lesson times by appointment. I am sure that we can easily coordinate our first lesson through messaging and can then plan more lessons when we meet! I am currently enrolled in a Certification in Editing program at The University of Chicago, which has necessitated the need for my appointment-only request. About me: I am a TESOL/TEFL/TESL-Certified Business English Teacher from the United States. Helping international professionals achieve their goals is my passion, and I enjoy every minute of it! The greater part of my work as an ESL Business Communications Consultant includes my assistance for your professional correspondence, PowerPoint presentations, executive speeches, emails, business plans, and product descriptions. Our lessons will include a great deal of conversational practice so that you can strengthen your ability to express your ideas and thoughts. I am also available to edit or proofread blog posts and web designs. I have a B.S. in Marketing from The Pennsylvania State University, and as I mentioned previously, I am currently enrolled in The University of Chicago Graham School Certification in Editing program. I have 4 years of editing and proofreading experience as an online Business English Consultant and Editor, and I am also a published author. In order to help you succeed with your business goals via the English language, our first lesson will be comprised of assessing your needs while demonstrating methods geared to your personal success. Once established, I will join you in subsequent lessons to strengthen all parts of your Business English reality. Thanks! I look forward to meeting you! Lisa
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