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Issue 243, August 24, 2016 Newsletter
In this issue...

Feature Story
Sign up for Spoken Word training in the Houston or Dallas areas

Other Stories
♦ TSPRA members at NSPRA
♦ Front page photo contest
♦ Sponsor spotlight

Congratulations,
Upcoming Events
and MORE!home newspaper

GOOD TO KNOW

Words to Delete from Press Releases

We all know how important it is to avoid jargon in our writing, but it's not easy to banish corporate-speak from press releases and blog posts. We want our communications to be clear, concise, and not sound like they were written by a focus group with a thick thesaurus.
 
Look for better words than bland constructions such as "end-user," "value-added" and "mission-critical." Try substituting "use" for "utilize," "outcomes" for "deliverables," and "expandable" for "scalable."
 
All the contacts and connections in the world don't mean anything if your audience can't understand your message. Watch your vocabulary to make it easier for them. 

- Becky Gaylord, Gaylord LLC  

TSPRA Tweets

TSPRA Austin

RT @APStylebook: AP Style tip: i.e. is the abbreviation for the Latin id est or that is (to say). Always followed by a comma.

by TSPRA Austin

TSPRA Austin

RT @APStylebook: AP Style tip: Unique means one of a kind. Do not describe something as rather unique, most unique or very unique.

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April 24-27
STARR Testing

April 25
TSPRA East Texas Meeting

April 26
Take our daughters and sons to work day

April 26
TSPRA West Central Texas Meeting

April 27
HASPRA Meeting


April 30
Deadline to order Star Awards duplicates

May 1
Deadline for submitting STAAR 15% grade deferral waiver requests to TEA

May 4
Generation TX Day

May 4
SPRINT Meeting

May 10
Board2Board Training
San Antonio

May 15
Deadline for joining NSPRA for $25 rebate to TSPRA

May 15

Deadline TASB Superintendent of the Year nominations

May 16
SASPRA Meeting

June 14
TSPRA Executive Committee meeting

June 29
Deadline TASA School Board of the Year nominations

July 8-11
NSPRA National Seminar

October 22
School Finance Lawsuit Trial begins

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