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Issue 199, May 27, 2015
In this issue...

Feature Story
Submit nominations for the TSPRA Peachjar scholarship

Other Stories
 TSPRA members help in Van
♦ Retiring members
♦ Sponsor Spotlight

Congratulations,
Upcoming Events
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GOOD TO KNOW

Words to Delete from Press Releases

We all know how important it is to avoid jargon in our writing, but it's not easy to banish corporate-speak from press releases and blog posts. We want our communications to be clear, concise, and not sound like they were written by a focus group with a thick thesaurus.
 
Look for better words than bland constructions such as "end-user," "value-added" and "mission-critical." Try substituting "use" for "utilize," "outcomes" for "deliverables," and "expandable" for "scalable."
 
All the contacts and connections in the world don't mean anything if your audience can't understand your message. Watch your vocabulary to make it easier for them. 

- Becky Gaylord, Gaylord LLC  

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TSPRA Austin

TSPRA offices will close at 2p today. Office hours will resume at 9a on Tues, May 26. Enjoy the well deserved weekend.

by TSPRA Austin

Survey

TSPRA is preparing to launch a member satisfaction survey with the help of our sponsors at K12 Insight. Stay tuned for more details. 

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