News and notes on the
art and business of speaking
If your issues with grammar
are too numerous to count,
you’ll appreciate some
clarification on these number-related problem words.
You may have been taught
that BET WEEN refers to two
elements, but it’s actually
more broad than that.
Between can be used with
any number of things, as long
as they are distinct.
I had to choose between
packing my favorite pair of
shoes or a heavier jacket.
My client asked me to explain
the biggest differences
between You Tube, Instagram,
Use AMONG when referring
to things that are viewed as a
group or are more difficult to
You will be among friends at
the next NSA Chapter meeting.
There was disagreement
among the committee
members about when to
Use FEWER when you’re
talking about things that can
I chose a version of my
speech that used fewer jokes.
Now that I have teenagers,
I have fewer dollars in my
LESS is used when referring
to singular mass nouns—
things that can’t be counted
I used less salt this time when
I baked the bread.
Can you believe I make less
money now than 10 years ago?
NSA’s grant program is designed to assist members who
cannot afford the cost of registration to attend Influence 2019
because of financial hardship and/or health issues. Travel to/
from Denver, hotel, and other expenses are the responsibility
of each recipient. For more information and an application,
please email Stephanie Larsen at Stephanie@NSAspeaker.org.
THE SHARING ECONOMY—from
ride-sharing services to the home-rental
market—provides convenience and
unique local experiences.
The desire for PERSONALIZATION has
inspired companies like Delta to develop
a guest-service tool for flight attendants
to provide personalized service to their
most frequent corporate clients.
Apps like Expensify automate EXPENSE
MOBILE HOTEL APPS can facilitate
faster check-in with electronic keys
sent directly to guests’ phones, and
some even allow guests to control room
To stay on top of your SECURITY,
look for programs that offer pre-travel
advisories, real-time alerts, and tools to
communicate in times of emergency.
Watch your TAX EXPOSURE as it relates
to your international and interstate travel.
It’s hard to believe there was a day when you were in big trouble
if you got to the airport and realized that you’d left your (paper) airplane
ticket at home. TRAVEL IS CONSTANTLY CHANGING, and several
trends have emerged that could change the way you approach business
travel this year.