Posted by: Jack Henry | March 18, 2015

Editor’s Corner: Stand and Deliver

This one is for my buddy, Todd, who lost his lectern the other day.

From The Grammar Devotional: Daily Tips for Successful Writing from Grammar Girl™, by Mignon Fogarty (p. 55):

Stand and Deliver: Lectern Versus Podium

Public speaking is scary enough without having to worry about what to call that thing you’re standing on or behind. Give yourself plenty of time to prepare, and remind yourself to breathe and make eye contact without being creepy. Then proceed to the podium (the raised platform where speakers stand; remember that it has the same root word as podiatrist and it’s what you put your feet on) and put your notes on the lectern (the stand for your papers; think of it as putting your lecture on the lectern).

Kara Church

Technical Editor, Advisory

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