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From the PublisherPhillips...argues that we need to think clearly to write clearly.... The book's reader-friendly layout offers b&w photos, screenshots, and examples of ads, along with humorous illustrations, excerpts from interviews, and checklists." — Book News, Inc.
Tim Phillips: 7 Iconic, Transparent, Empowering Business Buzzwords That Need To Die on Fast Company.
"…[H]is insights and advice are right on. …well worth reading to the end." - ForeWord Reviews
"Talk Normal is...invested in improving the effect our language has on others. Phillips gives a welcome reminder that our priority should lie with communicating what we actually mean, rather than trying to signal how impressive we are." — The Boston Globe
"...[D]elightfully amusing." -Eleanor Bloxham, CNN Money
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"Tim Phillips talks a lot of sense in Talk Normal." - Jo Evans
"Talk Normal is both a lot of fun and extremely practical at the same time. It will leave you laughing and thinking more clearly...Be sure to check it out." — Read the full 800-CEO-Read article here.
"Talk Normal’s humorous examples, graphs and illustrations make this a very quick and enjoyable read. You’ll laugh along the way and will probably find yourself reaching for this book after frustrating presentations or meetings for a quick laugh... Talk Normal is a great read for those who are frustrated with business babble." --Grace Myers, FuelYourWriting.com
"This is the kind of book every manager in love with business jargon should be forced to read." —Emma De Vita, Management Today
"Journalist Tim Phillips …takes up the cudgel against jargon, "business speak" and perplexing political phrasemaking. …Some of the short chapters are hilarious, some are insightful …if you love language and grammar, getAbstract thinks you will be amused by his well-meaning rants." —getAbstract
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