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Sorry, not sorry: using language to maintain authority

Portland State of Mind
University Pointe 102
Thursday, Oct 17, 2019 at 7:30 PM (PT)

Apologetic language is a form of speaking that reduces our authority and damages our confidence. It’s feeling the need to apologize for our own opinions, or to hint at what we mean rather than outright saying it. In this Transmit Culture event, hosted by the Book Publishing Graduate Program at Portland State University, Web Communications Specialist Ashley Nilson will present and lead discussions on different forms of apologetic language, including how we use it in our own lives, and develop methods to use authoritative language instead. Because sorry, but we’re not sorry.

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