TSPRA E-newsletter

Issue 190, March 25, 2015
In this issue...

Feature Story
From TSPRA President Lorette Williams

Other Stories
 Rookie of the Year Award winner
 Crystal Award Winners
 NSPRA approves bylaws changes

Upcoming Events
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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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