As a rookie, Merlin Olsen was voted into the Pro Bowl. And in the winters that followed, the NFL never played a Pro Bowl without him ... for 14 consecutive years. Here's what Merlin has to say about getting ready for the big game...
"There is no substitute for preparation."
So, you getting ready for the big game (interview) in 2006? Are you runnin' drills? Watchin' film? Pickin' up the clothes from the dry cleaners? As you prepare, remember this: looks aren't everything; how you sound is often more important.
Diane Diresta, contributing writer for Monster, and President of DiResta Communications, notes six common language mistakes and how to keep them from sabotaging your interview. Check them out here (Six Sloppy Speech Habits), and see how Diane can help in your preparation for the big game.
Now, while you are in prep mode, thinking about what to say in your next interview, check out the list below, compiled by Lake Superior State University. On Saturday, the university released it's 2006 "List of Words and Phrases Banished from the Queen's English for Mis-Use, Over-Use and General Uselessness."
Here's the Annoying List:
Person of interest
Community of learners
Pass the savings on to you!
An accident that didn't have to happen
Dawg (this one should have been voted out in '04)
Funny, I didn't see the word Google anywhere on that list?
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