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Susie Dent is an English lexicographer and etymologist. She has appeared in "Dictionary Corner" on the Channel 4 game show Countdown every year since 1992.

She has crafted an entire career from her unswerving passion for words and her belief in the power and effectiveness that rich and precise communication can bring.

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Best known for her long-standing role on Channel 4’s ‘Countdown’ (as well as its spin-off show, ‘8 out of 10 Cats does Countdown’), Susie is on a mission to help audiences and companies understand that words matter if we are to achieve clear communication and gain influence. More unexpectedly, she also believes that jargon can be good.Companies all over the world face daily challenges in communicating effectively with ...

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'Susie’s presentation in our Summit's Marketing Innovations Track was a real hit. The audience not only gained a new appreciation of the value that precise language can bring but also enjoyed the style in which this content was delivered. Susie is both an engaging and informative speaker and was a real pleasure to work with in the build up to the event and off-site. She tailored her presentation to the international audience and received very high scores from the delegates. Highly recommended!’

- Simon Morris, Director Demand & Content Marketing, Adobe Systems Europe