Communicate With Authority

Last Update: May 08, 2018

In WA training, Kyle mentions, many times, to write "conversationally". Upon review, I find web post that sounds "casual", instead.

Webster defines "conversationally" as, "an exchange similar to conversation." In other words, it's how you'd talk to a friend. You wouldn't be "careful". You'd speak, freely. Let it all hang out. Another word for this is colloquially- an oral exchange of sentiments, observations, opinions, or ideas.

"Casual" on the other hand means, 1. Feeling or showing little concern : nonchalant, 2. Lacking a high degree of interest or devotion, 3. Done without serious intent or commitment.

I believe, if you want to be "Authoritative" in your work, be conversational, just as Kyle said. To be authoritative is to be "clearly accurate or knowledgeable".

(Did you want an English lesson?)


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AlanJE Premium Plus
Thanks for clarifying, Clare, Best Alan
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clarerubel Premium
Your welcome, Alan.
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firstlearn Premium
This is something I may have to redress. I will read all mine again and compare with what I want to portray.

Derek
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clarerubel Premium
Good idea, Derek. (You're a brave soul.)
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firstlearn Premium
Unfortunately Clare, we are not always good at critiquing our own work. That second or third look at a different time with a slightly different mindset can often show mistakes not picked up originally.

Derek
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clarerubel Premium
Yes, Derek. I have to do that regularly and I'm often aghast at hat I find. It makes me afraid to promote my articles.
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NScholz Premium
Clare, this is indeed an English lesson. It makes total sense and I appreciate this. Thanks! Norbert
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clarerubel Premium
You're welcome, Norbert. And, I couldn't resist putting that at the end.

It's easy to sound stuffy when writing such things. I was hoping it would help lighten it up.

Plus, it made me laugh.
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haroda Premium
Very interesting comparison of casual and conversationally. Thank you for clarifying the two.

I definitely want to be authoritative and communicate clearly accurate and knowledgeable.
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clarerubel Premium
Yes, haroda. I highly recommend it.
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