Equipping Professionals to be Effective Communicators
Equipping Professionals to be Effective Communicators
Equipping Professionals to be Effective Communicators
Equipping Professionals to be Effective Communicators

COMMUNICATION TIP #95

When do we capitalize the words team, mom, dad, boss, president, friend, sister, pastor, father, etc?

Answer:

  • When they are used INSTEAD of names. (They become the name.)
  • Examples:
    • Tell Dad to call Sister.
    • Good morning, Team.
    • Right way, Boss!
    • Pick up Giraffe and put him in the toy box.

We do not capitalize when they are used as a general title. (Example: Tell my mom to call her boss.  I told the boss I’d do it right way. Pick up the giraffe and put him in the toy box.)

Usually, I see people not capitalizing when they need to. I believe it’s because many of us have forgotten this rule along the way.

Go for it, Friend!