I sometimes wish that I was as prolific as some other people when it comes to blogging. However, what we have tried to do over the past year-plus is focus on giving you tips on communication as well as giving you some different perspective regarding current events like President Obama, Tiger Woods, Music and Sports.
So, for my 100th post, I wanted to use Wordle (which I previously talked about in this post) to see what our focus has been over this past year. I looked at the top 150 words used (minus common words like the), the top 50 words and finally the top 20 words used. Wordle is great because it lets you see what words you are using. Here were the results:
Looking at the breakdown, I am pleased to know that we are adhering to our passion - that of people. I'm not sure why 'something' is as prominent as it is. I might have a tendency to use that word as an adjective too often, which is great to know so I can avoid it in the future. Additionally, 'Presentation' and 'Presentations' are considered two separate words, yet are both in the top 20, which is a good thing. Sadly, 'however' is still in the top 20 - I really need to find a different word to use!
For the most part, I like what we've done over the past 100 posts. While a lot of public speaking blogs only focus on improving your speeches and becoming a better speaker, I'd like to think we add a little bit to that in our posts. While we do focus on helping people become better speakers and presenters, we've tried to tie in current events and some things that you might not think have much to do with Communication and show how we can learn something (there's that word again) from that experience.
What do you think? Do you like the fact that we look at some different aspects of communication? Would you like to see other areas talked about? Is there a specific topic that we've missed that you'd like to see? Let us know and we'll do our best to accommodate those requests.
Thanks again for reading and commenting - it keeps us going!