Sunday, July 16

When we don't believe a word of what somebody tells us, "take it with a grain of salt."

There was a time, however, when an ancient ruler thought it wise to put a real grain of salt into every drink offered him as an antidote to any poison that might have been put into it by a spy planted into his domestic service by his foes.  This ruler was named Pompey, the Roman general and politician who was defeated by Caesar and murdered in Egypt.  Pompey was so meticulous about his ritual that he carried with him his own supply of salt.  

It is from Pompey's use of salt as an antidote that we obtained our figurative expression.

Posted by Questa Learn On 7/16/2017 No comments


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Public Speaking

Public Speaking - Quick Tips

  1. Keep it short and sweet.
  2. Slow down: Don’t talk too fast.
  3. Look up! – It it’s too scary to look at the audience in the front row, look at the people in the back of the room.
  4. Smile : Look confident, even if you don’t feel confident.
  5. Pretend: Find a friendly face in the audience and pretend you’re only talking to that person.
  6. Practice: Join a debating team, dare yourself. To speak up in class, give a speech in front of a mirror. The more opportunities you have speak in public the easier it gets.
  7. Biggest asset: Self-confidence. Actas though you have a right to be there-because you do.

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