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Teddy Snyder
Theda C. Snyder

Theda “Teddy” Snyder mediates civil disputes, workers’ compensation and insurance coverage cases, including COVID-19 related coverage disputes, in person or by video. Teddy has practiced in a variety of settings and frequently speaks and writes about settlements and the business of law. She was a Fellow of the College of Law Practice Management and is the author of four ABA books, including “Women Rainmakers’ Best Marketing Tips, 4th Edition” as well as “Personal Injury Case Evaluation” available on Amazon.com. Based in Los Angeles, Teddy can be found at SnyderMediations.com and on Twitter @SnyderMediation.

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  • Give Yourself a Pat on the Back — and an Award
  • Nym Words: Sufferin’ Suffixes
  • The Four Parts of Your Presentation
  • How Many Letters Are in the Alphabet? More Than You Think
  • A Thesaurus Is More Than a Word Processing Feature
  • Eloquence Makes Every Word Important
  • Are You Making Your Employees Sick?
  • Navigating the Professional Holiday Party
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  • The Heyday of Grammar: You’re Not Hardcore Unless You Live Hardcore
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  • How Euphemisms Improve Your Lawyering
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  • Is Google Better Than a Dictionary?
  • Law Firm Viewpoint: The Best Interview Question and Answer
  • Practice Area Switcharoo: Become an Expert in Anything
  • Dictionary Betrayal
  • Not an Insect, Not Your Relative: The Grammatical Antecedent
  • Put the Important Stuff First
  • Marketing Tips: When You Don’t Know What to Write
  • Online Marketing: Try These 3 Techniques to Tempt Targets
  • Turn Leisure Reading into Marketing Gold
  • Has Texting Triumphed?
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  • Recycle Your Bottles, Cans and Work Product
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  • Avoiding Dining Table Faux Pas
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  • Use Find and Replace to Improve Your Writing
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  • Litigation Terms Parties Get Wrong: ‘We’ll Go to Court to Settle This!’
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  • When Your Vocabulary Gets Wasted
  • Talking About Choices: Inoffensive Is Better Than Clever
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  • Making and Using Too Many Words
  • Five Usage Errors — With Celebrities
  • Do Your Gestures Belie Your Words?
  • Profanity in the Legal Workplace
  • You Lost Me Right From the Start: Avoiding Communication Turn-offs
  • Five Tax Benefits to Working From a Home Office
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  • You Can Conduct an Internet Search, But Should You Google?
  • Don’t Be Tricked by These False Friends
  • Contronyms: Context Controls Comprehension
  • How Charity Can Play a Role in Your Marketing Plan
  • Are You Woke to Cultural Marketing?
  • Why Superlatives May Not Be So Super
  • Qualifiers Do Not Increase Quality
  • You Can’t Practice Law Without Math
  • Invisible Syllables
  • Elegant Insults
  • About Your Love Affair with the Hyphen
  • Attorneys, Don’t Bury the Lede
  • To Comma, Or Not to Comma: You May Be Getting It Wrong
  • What Broadway’s Hamilton Teaches about Legal Interpretation
  • Ryan Lochte’s Vocabulary Lesson for All of Us
  • If You Are Reading This … Oh, Wait, You Are!
  • Talk Like You Drive — With Care
  • To Infinitive and Beyond
  • Blog Posts: Are You Clickable?
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  • Five Words You’re Probably Saying Wrong
  • How to Chat at Networking Events
  • Lay the Groundwork for Effective Personal Networking
  • Hands-on Help for the Disorganized Desk
  • How to Work With a Ghost (Writer)
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  • Stop Using Squishy Language
  • Five Sources for Professional Help in a Pinch
  • This Post Comprises Further Help for Your Systemic Writing Errors
  • It Takes Two: Competence and Confidence
  • How to Clean Up Your Writing
  • Five Opportunities to Turn Gossip into Money
  • The Big Three Internet Marketing Activities for Lawyers
  • Protect Your Law Firm from Loss Exposure
  • A Roman Walks Into a Bar
  • Weak Sentence Starters You Use All the Time
  • Effecting Misuse Can Affect the Effectiveness of Your Writing: Sound-Alikes
  • Windyfoggery and Other Writing Tips from the Master
  • The 1-2 Punch to Fix What’s Wrong with Email
  • Three Tips for Better Client Status Reports
  • Avoid Clichés? As If!
  • Lawyers: Why Tweet?
  • Ditch the Pronoun and Just Call Your Darlin’ “Darlin’”
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  • Why a TED Talk Is Like a Chicago Hot Dog
  • Happy National Grammar Day! Lawyers’ Top Three Grammar Goof-ups
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  • Sloppy Writing Sucks!
  • Alphabet Soup: Create a List of Options Based on Target Audience
  • SWOT Analysis: Assess Your Marketing Position
  • Get Out of the Office and Connect with Your Next Client
  • How Is Your Image?
  • Money Management for Contingency Fees
  • Feature versus Benefit
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