Accept Compliments, the Boss Way

Giving and receiving  compliments is not just a socio-linguistic grace but also a communication skill indicator. It forges bonds, demolishes communication barriers, is the quickest ice breaker and is a sure shot way of improving ones’ positive self worth. Janet Holmes (1988, 1995) qualifies it such, ‘A compliment is a speech act which explicitly or […]

Sassy Millennial Slangs, Is this the way to communicate?

Language as I type, you read and we speak- is changing! A work in progress, it sure is, metamorphosing, into something, you and I may not be so familiar with. Here we are talking about ‘millennial speak’. Linguistic futurists foresee this as a continuum.  Sure, this language is far removed from ‘standard’ English but, that […]

Restart Your Career, Woman!

The convention hall was abuzz with women’s chatter. This was not just another day of catching up over coffee or listening to lectures. It was a day of meeting women intending to get back to work after a pause in their career. A day to be mentored by industry insiders. A face to face meeting […]

Why No Response, is no Response?

So my FB post asking – Is no response, a response, got many of you thinking and responding –clearly a great response! Thank you for sharing yours – here’s mine. Disclaimer:  Clearly my copyright on the text and not the sentiment. Feel free to choose your decision. But here’re my reasons of why a response, […]