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 #22

Treat gerunds like the nouns they are and not the verbs they resemble. Here are examples of “ing” nouns–gerunds–versus the verbs: (Notice the use of the possessive adjectives.)

Correct:
He is whining (verb).
Whining (noun) irritates clients.
Bob’s whining (noun) irritates clients. (Whose whining?)
His whining (noun) irritates clients.
NOT: Him whining irritates clients.

I am networking.
My networking added three clients. (Whose networking?)
NOT: Me networking added three clients.

Your using this correctly is another indication of your professionalism.