Language in Politics

Most of you language buffs out there must have heard about the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis of linguistic determinism, or, in its weaker form, linguistic relativity. (If not, look it up, it's rather cool!) While the stronger version (linguistic determinism) seems implausible, there is an accruing body of evidence to buttress linguistic relativity. What that means in … Continue reading Language in Politics


7 Secrets of Effective Presentations

A presentation is only both effective and enjoyable when it is understandable. If you want your audience to take away as much as possible from your presentation, to be clear on its main points and to avoid costly misunderstandings, you have to work on making it more comprehensible. In their book Rhetorik & Kommunikation (Ernst Reihardt Verlag … Continue reading 7 Secrets of Effective Presentations