Words for the Wise: A Vocabulary Primer for the Precise Professional

Words for the Wise: A Vocabulary Primer for the Precise Professional

by Steven R. Wells, Kim Kerrigan


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This book is also part of our anthology, The Amazing Anthology of Writing, Grammar, and Vocabulary TipsKim Kerrigan and Steven Wells created Words for the Wise as a vocabulary primer for business professionals so they will know the distinct difference between words that are often puzzling-even for well-educated people. And, in this primer, their ninth book dealing with communication skills in the contemporary workplace, the authors have provided business people with a handy and invaluable resource. Kerrigan and Wells have been conducting communication skills workshops for over 25 years, and have observed numerous words that befuddle business people in both their written and oral communication. So, these selected words, because they sound alike or are spelled similarly, are placed in appropriate sets throughout Words for the Wise. Kerrigan and Wells further provide readers with a clear, concise, and practical definition of these words as they are most commonly used. Also, they have given concrete examples of these words in contexts that will be easily recognized by readers of Words for the Wise. Because it was never their intention to provide all possible meanings for a particular word, the authors purposely did not include all definitions or potential uses for these words. Rather, Kerrigan and Wells focused on the most familiar and timely applications of the words chosen for their concise and lively primer.With the rich collection of words in Words for the Wise, readers will strengthen their understanding of commonly used words, quicken their search for the most suitable words, and enhance all of their oral and written communication. Equally important, readers of Words for the Wise will especially discover many reasons to explore and enjoy the world of words.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780972225021
Publisher: Corporate Classrooms, Incorporated
Publication date: 06/24/2016
Pages: 70
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.15(d)

About the Author

Kim Kerrigan and Steven Wells cofounded Corporate Classrooms, a nationally recognized communication skills training firm in Chicago. Since then, they have presented workshops to thousands of business professionals to develop and nurture both their communication skills and self-confidence so they can succeed in today's complicated and fast-paced workplace.

Kim Kerrigan is a widely respected corporate trainer and workshop presenter. He taught for several years on the secondary and college level prior to working in the educational publishing field in the sales, marketing, and editorial areas.

Mr. Kerrigan graduated from Minnesota State University, Mankato with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology and a minor in English. His graduate work includes study at Harvard University; Temple University; Northern Illinois University; Fitchburg State University; and Minnesota State University, Mankato.

Steve Wells began work at a telecommunications firm in Chicago where he quickly rose to become Vice President of Engineering. Later, he started a successful software development company before cofounding Corporate Classrooms. He brings his extensive technology skills, combined with his solid leadership experience, to ensure business professionals develop more polished and proficient communication skills.

Mr. Wells graduated from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering. Mr. Wells also completed the Executive Leadership Program at Vanderbilt University.

In addition, Kim Kerrigan and StevenWells are the coauthors of several other books, including Get a Grip on Writing, Words for the Wise, Punctuation and Language Usage Made Easy, Get a Grip on Supervising Successfully, Budget Basics, Get a Grip on Speaking and Listening, and Get a Grip on Finance and Accounting.

Both Mr. Kerrigan and Mr. Wells currently live in the Boston area.

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