Avoid these two common word
1. PRINCIPAL VS. PRINCIPLE
A principal is a noun or
adjective. As a noun, a
principal is a person of high
authority or a sum of money
on which interest is paid. Used
as an adjective, it describes
something that is first in order
A principle is a noun. It
describes a fundamental idea
or general rule.
¢ The principal in the firm will
make the decision about hiring
a speaker. The principal reason
why the firm wants a workshop
is to address safety concerns.
¢ One of NSA’s ethical
principles is that a speaker
should not use another
speaker’s signature story
2. COMPLIMENTARY VS.
Complimentary is an adjective
that means praising or given
free as a gift.
Complementary is also an
adjective, and means to
combine things together
in a way that completes or
Remember the difference:
¢ Complimentary has an “i”
in it to refer to a gift.
¢ Complementary has an “e”
in it for together.
APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR
IASBtalks is offered each year through the International Association of Speakers Bureaus. Six speakers (who must be nominated by an IASB Member) are selected by the committee to speak for 20 minutes on the platform during the IASB Convention.
Ty Bennett, CSP, one of the 2017 IASBtalks speakers, says the experience has led
to a lot of work with new bureaus and allowed him to develop and deepen relationships with bureau partners. “A few years ago I began hearing from several colleagues
about IASBtalks and how great of an opportunity it is to connect
with and be seen by speakers bureaus,” he says. “IASBtalks gave me
exposure to many bureaus I didn’t know and gave me a chance to
be seen by all of them. There is no better marketing than for me to
be seen onstage, so having this chance to speak in front of all of the
bureaus was priceless.”
To learn about guidelines and how to apply (before December 15!),
In the September issue of Speaker magazine, we
regret that we incorrectly identified the Video Lab
contest winners. Mimi Brown and Lila Lazarus
actually had the winning video, which you can watch
at youtube.com/watch?v=jMQ8kjX6nNs. In a future
issue of Speaker magazine, you’ll learn more about
the strategy behind their video and get their ideas
for making yours better, too!