How to Conjugate Spanish Verbs With Irregular “Yo” Form in the Present Tense

In this lesson you will learn how to conjugate Spanish verbs with irregular yo form in the present tense. These verbs may be regular or stem-changing verbs, but they only have an irregular conjugation in the present tense for the “yo” form or first person form.

The following lists show some of the most common verbs with the irregular conjugation in yo form categorized in different subgroups. Stem changing verbs are marked with an asterisk.

Verbs with “go” endings
decir (to say)- digo*
poner (to put)- pongo
salir (to leave)- salgo
tener (to own/to have)- tengo*
valer (to cost)- valgo
venir (to come)- vengo*
aer – aigo
atraer (to attract) – atraigo
caer (to fall) -caigo
extraer (to subtract) – extraigo
traer (to bring) – traigo

cer/cir after a vowel – zco
agradecer (to be grateful for) -agradezco
crecer (to grow)- crezco
desaparecer (to disappear) – desaparezco
obedecer (to obey)- obedezco
ofrecer (to offer)- ofrezco
parecer (to look like)- parezco
producir (to produce) – produzco
traducir (to translate) – traduzco

cer/cir after a consonant – zo
convencer (to convince)- convenzo
ejercer (to exert) – ejerzo
esparcir (to scatter) – esparzo
vencer (to defeat) – venzo

ger/gir – jo
corregir (to correct) – corrijo
dirigir (to conduct) – dirijo
elegir (to chose) – elijo*
exigir (to demand) – exijo
fingir (to pretend) – finjo
proteger (to protect) – protejo
recoger (to pick up) – recojo
sumergir (to submerge) – sumerjo

guir – go
conseguir (to get) – consigo*
distinguir (to distinguish) – distingo
perseguir (to follow) – persigo*
seguir (to follow)- sigo*

quir – co
delinquir (to comit a crime) – delinco
relinquir (to relinquish) – relinco

Unique forms
caber (to fit) – quepo
dar (to give)- doy
hacer (to do)- hago
saber (to know)- se
satisfacer (to satisfy)- satisfago
ver (to see)- veo

Be aware that this is not a comprehensive list. Other verbs that share the same stem are not included here, such as bendecir (to bless), maldecir (to curse) which deviate from the verb decir.

If you wish to continue studying this topic of conjugating Spanish verbs especially verbs with the irregular “yo” form in the present tense, I recommend that you purchase a good verb conjugation book such as 501 Spanish Verbs or the Big Red Book of Spanish verbs. You can find either book at an online or offline book store. I also recommend that you get a copy of the Verbarrator software which covers over 500 Spanish verbs in every tense. But one of the most important things to know is that learning how to conjugate Spanish verbs takes is not easy but with practice and commitment anyone can learn.

Will You Be Swept Away By The Negotiation Tsunami?

Warning, a negotiation tsunami is occurring throughout the world. As such, a lot of corporations and individuals are allowing their negotiation sky to fall. A negotiation tsunami has been surging for quite some time. It began in the form of savvy individuals and cutting edge corporations increasing their knowledge of negotiation. Those entities have become poised to out-negotiate those who are complacent with their current negotiation skills.

In the worldwide recession, that has gripped corporations and individuals, everyone is dealing with the premise of doing more with less. As such, those entities that increase their capacity to negotiate more stringently are and will continue to outdistance those that allow their negotiation skills to remain stagnant. In many situations, organizations while cutting overhead and negotiation training to the bone are not aware of the severe damage they’re doing to their bottom line.

The problem initiated in most organizations when management felt it could get by with the negotiation skill sets that existed within the corporation. As time progressed, management considered the enhancement of the organization’s negotiation skills as a nice to have. Individuals felt a need to stretch their resources, but declined to consider the valuable role that negotiation plays to assist them in achieving their goals. In most organizations, management has failed to realize the overall value that can be gained by enhancing the core negotiation skills of its human resource, and the value that such activity has on the company’s bottom line.

As a key component in your organization and in your personal life, where do you stand when it comes to enhancing your negotiation skills?

I wrote an article recently in which the question was posed, do the Chinese negotiate differently and/or better than people in other countries? Respondents from several LinkedIn Chinese groups that have conducted business in China indicated that the Chinese take negotiation seriously and commit to learning the art of negotiation from a very young age; it’s a skill they continue to enhance throughout their lives. The Chinese are not the only people that commit to such strenuous efforts to improve their corporate and private plight.

Where does this leave you and your organization? If you personally become proactive about developing your negotiation skills, you will avoid becoming antiquated and you’ll be able to ascend to higher positions within the corporation. You have time to become a better negotiator, but you need to access the time you have and start increasing your negotiation skills, now! To slack in this endeavor will be akin to recklessly flirting with negativity, as it relates to your future opportunities. I’m sure that’s not a position in which you wish to find yourself.

Those individuals and corporations that seek to succeed in the future will heed this information. If you’re of like-mindedness, you’ll commit to securing your future, that of your corporation, and your life style balance.

Become a better negotiator! Increase your negotiation skills right now! Do so by increasing your knowledge as to when and how to use the appropriate negotiation strategy and tactic. In so doing, you’ll be better positioned to take advantage of future opportunities that will be presented to you… and everything will be right with the world. Remember, you’re always negotiating.

“The best way to predict the future is to create it.” – Peter Drucker

The Negotiation Tips Are…

In creating your future, gather what you need today to build the environment in which you’ll live tomorrow. Increase your chances of achieving that future by knowing how to negotiate better in life’s situations.

Preparation is a key ingredient in every negotiation. The better you prepare, by knowing how to use the appropriate strategy in the proper situation, the better you’ll become at negotiating.

If you negotiated like your life depended upon the outcome, you’d take the time to learn to negotiate better. Guess what, your life does depend on it!

Delivering Effective Presentations

No matter how informative any presentation is, it tends to get boring and audience tends to lose focus and concentration. This is more often the case, especially when the subject is technical or includes topics that need description. The ideal solution is to throw in some jokes and make the atmosphere light. This will surely be a welcome and change and will surely result in attentive listening and increased concentration. Do make sure that these punches are introduced well before the audience reaches a saturation point.

Who says serious images or boring logos can be added to the slides, one can add pictures of cartoon characters and aptly fit them in the presentation. Again, do not overdo it; otherwise it will take the focus away from main topic or purpose of the meeting.

Lines after lines and long paragraphs, if you find it bland so will your viewers. Presentation should be treated like a narrative; it’s like narrating a story, which the audience will love to hear and will be keen to know the next point. You can add jazz to the slides by using fade in fade out effects, or animation or simply include some sound files. The efforts you take to gather classify data and prepare a presentation, presenting it well also adds to its success. The layout of slides, font color, font size and the order of the topics and many other factors cannot be ignored and need to be taken care off.

Do not forget to make the presentation visually pleasant as well as easy on eyes. Keep it clean and simple, rather using gaudy colors that merely make it look like an eye sore, use basic and light colors and normal fonts. Avoid cluttering the slide with data, use numbering or bullets to differentiate titles and sub titles. Highlight or bold the important text; if you want to ensure that in the course of the presentation, the listeners need to know a particular point, you can also insert notes at the bottom of every slide. The advantage of this notes section is that only the presenter sees it.

Keeping all interested and engaged is truly a tough job and to handle all this with ease all you need is cues and prompts. These additions not only pique interests but help you in taking the topic forward without disturbing the flow of the PPT.

All these efforts and endeavors are to achieve a single goal of giving an effective presentation. Once you get the hang of it, nothing can stop you from delivering successful presentations. These minor points when included the presentation turns out be simply flawless and good. You can also give a mock presentation so that you are able to review it and detect the errors or flaws.

In a nutshell, think like the audience, if you find a particular thing bland so will they. The more presentations you give the better you will get at it. You can also refer to variety of websites and self-help blogs that give you tips to enhance your presentation.