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The power of simple words - Terin Izil


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Long, fancy words designed to show off your intelligence and vocabulary are all very well, but they aren't always the best words. In this short, playful video Terin Izil explains why simple, punchy language is often the clearest way to convey a message.

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  • Animator Sunni Brown
  • Educator Terin Izil
  • Narrator Terin Izil

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