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 #28

By eliminating two words, you can create active, succinct sentences.
The words?  There is…There are…There were…
Examples:

  • Don’t say: There is a dog that barks.
  • Say instead: A dog barks.
  • Don’t say: She knows there were better alternatives.
  • Say instead: She knows better alternatives existed.
  • Don’t say: There are more examples I could give you.
  • Say instead: I could give you more examples.