"Business IS Another Language"
Vocabulary is how we communicate with one another. We judge people's knowledge and expertise by their command of subject-specific language. Articles about lingo and slang are usually negative in tone and describe "domain-specific" language as exclusionary. However, lingo and jargon are the verbal shorthand of a "discourse community" - and that is good.
This workshop will review the research and identify the steps associated with "how-to-learn" the language of the workplace. The pitfalls of ignoring this very human process will also be discussed.
About the Speaker:
Carol Heiberger, author of the ExecuSpeak Dictionary®, has parlayed her Wharton MBA and experience in technical industries into books, e-books, and apps to support the knowledge transfer and language learning needs of the workplace. Carol Heiberger has done extensive research on language acquisition, neuroscience, and linguistic principles to uncover useful and practical insights for the business community.
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