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Talking Correctly for Success: A Practical Guide for Business, Professional, and Social Success by Sounding "Right" Paperback – January 1, 1996


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  • Paperback: 196 pages
  • Publisher: Avant Pub Co (January 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0962594105
  • ISBN-13: 978-0962594106
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 5.9 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,627,489 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"A practical guide for correct use of the language. Very useful for polishing one's image and appealing to the business reader, with great examples." -- C. W. Wise, Director, Training/Development/Education, PPG Industries, Inc.

"Fisher's counsel will surely improve the lot of any young businessperson. But what a treat for student and teacher, if every high school and college student took Fisher's advice in the oral use of the language." -- Donald G. Adam, Head, English Department, Chatham College --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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James A. Fisher is a Yale University and Phillips Exeter Academy graduate with a life long interest in English. A successful businessman with advertising, sales, marketing and distribution backgrounds, he has captured the essence of success in this soundbyte generation. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Carolyn Howard-Johnson VINE VOICE on November 15, 2002
Format: Paperback
..... From at least the time of Shakespeare, pundits have been decrying the lack of class. Noel Coward did it with such wit that it became an amusing pastime. Lerner and Loewe distilled the concept into speech-both its sound and patterns-in the popular "My Fair Lady." And now we have James A. Fisher who makes the same point in an effort to improve matters if we will but cooperate.
Fisher is determined that we should speak impeccable English for success's sake. In "Talking Correctly for Success," he aims to teach us how to avoid the most heinous pitfalls of our language in a very funny book. Thus, he makes it easy to order at a French restaurant without sounding as if we grew up learning to read phonetically and believing the rest of the world did, too. He decries "Slurvian," our tendency to say "Djoo Eet?" for "Did you eat?" He even tackles my personal ear-irritant, the incorrect usage of "lie" and "lay." And he does it in a practical and memorable way.
This little paperback was originally copyrighted in 1996. It has since gone into its 2nd edition. For very good reason. Even those of us who pride ourselves on our ability to use the English language can learn something from it. It's just as important that if we choose to do it, refining our command of the English language with "Talking Correctly" will be a really fun pursuit. Wit, after all, did not die with Shakespeare or Coward or even with Professor Higgins.
Carolyn Howard-Johnson, author of "This is the Place"
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2 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 2, 1998
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Mr. Fisher provides underrarm odorant for the spoken word
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