100 Words to Sound Smarter and Be More Respected by Deaver Brown audiobook

100 Words to Sound Smarter and Be More Respected

By Deaver Brown
Read by Deaver Brown

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0.58 Hours Unabridged
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This title is laser-focused on making you sound smarter andbecoming more respected by using a larger, more sophisticated vocabulary.Simply has systematically excluded words here that did meet this goal—wordsthat are perfectly good in some contexts, but will not make you sound smarter.These include slang and popular-culture words, such as angst, avant-garde,Catch 22, kitsch, red herring, and white elephant. Then eliminated were thosewords whose meanings are often misconstrued, such as disinterested andcomplement/compliment. And finally, we eliminated were words that sound awkwardin speech, such as accolade, baroque, epiphany, philistine, tete-a-tete, tryst,unrequited, and waft. Included words sound appropriate in conversation, workseamlessly, and will not be interpreted as “show off” words. The final test wasthat the words had to be those that people nodded slightly at when heard,because they enhance meaning and do not elicit any slight grimaces. We workedhard to eliminate those grimace words!

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This title is laser-focused on making you sound smarter andbecoming more respected by using a larger, more sophisticated vocabulary.Simply has systematically excluded words here that did meet this goal—wordsthat are perfectly good in some contexts, but will not make you sound smarter.These include slang and popular-culture words, such as angst, avant-garde,Catch 22, kitsch, red herring, and white elephant. Then eliminated were thosewords whose meanings are often misconstrued, such as disinterested andcomplement/compliment. And finally, we eliminated were words that sound awkwardin speech, such as accolade, baroque, epiphany, philistine, tete-a-tete, tryst,unrequited, and waft.

Included words sound appropriate in conversation, workseamlessly, and will not be interpreted as “show off” words. The final test wasthat the words had to be those that people nodded slightly at when heard,because they enhance meaning and do not elicit any slight grimaces. We workedhard to eliminate those grimace words!

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Author Bio: Deaver Brown

Author Bio: Deaver Brown

Deaver Brown is an author and entrepreneur. He is a graduate of Harvard Business School, and his books include Crucial Conversations, Presidential Wisdom, George Washington: Farewell Address, and numerous others.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental
Runtime: 0.58
Audience: Adult
Language: English