50 Americanisms That Don’t Make Sense to Foreigners

"We asked HuffPost Facebook followers from outside the U.S. if there are any words or phrases Americans use that don’t make sense to them as non-native English speakers or as native English speakers from elsewhere in the world."

"We’ve rounded up some of their most interesting answers below. While some of these words, phrases or language customs may not be exclusive to the U.S., Americans have certainly made an impression with them."

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How to Produce a Video: Overview of the Video Production Process

"Video production is the process of converting an idea or story into a video. Because video production can be extremely complex, we simplified it into three main parts: . . ."

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Combining Quotation Marks, Question Marks, AND Commas (Whew!)

Mignon Forgarty, aka Grammar Girl, tackles the subject.

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Ending a Sentence with a Preposition

"One of the most frequent questions I’m asked is whether it’s acceptable to end a sentence with a preposition. I know many of you were taught that you shouldn’t end a sentence with a preposition, but it’s a myth. In fact, I consider it one of the top ten grammar myths . . . "

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Find Your Storytelling Style to Engage Your Audience

"Storytelling is an important part of being human. Stories connect us to each other; they create a bond. We all love to hear stories, but can we tell them?"

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The Best To-Do List Is Actually Your Calendar

"Follow this secret advice to better manage your schedule and time."

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Three Elements of Great Communication, According to Aristotle

"What makes someone a good communicator? There’s no mystery here, not since Aristotle identified the three critical elements — ethos, pathos, and logos. — thousands of years ago."

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What Do These 2018 Business Communication Trends Mean for You?

". . . there are several trends shaping the business communications landscape. In this post, Videxio shares its take on seven key trends taking place today. Read on to make sure you’re ahead of the competition when it comes to these areas!"

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Don’t Be Afraid to Stand Out — Be Afraid of Blending In

According to Liz Ryan (photo, left), "One of the biggest job-search mistakes you can make is to play it safe. The more you look and sound like every other job seeker, the worse your job search experience will be."

"The best way to get overlooked by employers is to brand yourself like an anonymous clone, put up with every kind of job search abuse and agree to every obnoxious demand an employer makes of you. This strategy will extend your job search, destroy your mojo and get you a lousy job. In short, it doesn't work very well!'

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Companies Are Hiring Playwrights and Poets to Write Meaningful AI

"When you talk to an AI chatbot, who do you think writes those professional, peppy responses? There’s certainly an algorithm behind the scenes, but humans put together those phrases. Tech companies are creating teams of writers, including playwrights, poets, and novelists, to help write lines that don’t sound like they came from a machine. The work can range from creating a consistent character for a chatbot, to inspiring an immersive virtual reality."

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