impactful vs influential : Common Errors in English

About impactful vs influential

Many people in business and education like to speak of things that have an impact as being “impactful,” but this term does not appear in most dictionaries and is not well thought of by traditionalists. Use “influential” or “effective” instead.

influential Meaning(s)

  • (a) having or exercising influence or power

impactful in News

  1. Developer speaks on 15-year First Ward project

    Developer Daniel Levine showed Eyewitness News firsthand how he plans to transform 8 ½ blocks of uptown Charlotte into what he calls the First Ward Urban Village. It's a 15-year project that will cost more than $700 million and includes city and county tax dollars. "People aren't going to recognize this part of the city," Levine said. "It'll be that significant, that impactful." Levine said he ...
    on June 13, 2013 Source: WSOC-TV Charlotte

  2. Cozzie Trial Day 2

    Day two of the Steven Cozzie murder trial is completed as several key witnesses have taken the stand. Perhaps the most impactful testimony is from a former friend of Cozzie who would eventually notify police about the murder of fifteen year old Courtney Wilkes.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: WJHG Panama City

  3. 3Cheers Revolutionizes Online Rewards and Recognition

    For effective reward and recognition programs, delivering impactful rewards can be cost-prohibitive – and many companies are asking: “How can we get the most bang for our buck?” In
    on June 12, 2013 Source: Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance

influential in News

  1. Influential Women in Business award winners named for 2013

    Twelve business leaders have been named winners in the Influential Women in Business awards for 2013. The annual awards presented by the Charleston Regional Business Journal and other sponsors honors business leaders in four categories, including CEO, Executive, Rising Star and Volunteer.
    on June 10, 2013 Source: Charleston Regional Business Journal

  2. Influential Clerics Support Top Leader's Adviser

    Influential clerical body supports supreme leader's adviser for presidency        
    on June 9, 2013 Source: ABC News

  3. Influential clerics support top leader's adviser - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, Sports

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - An influential Iranian clerical body has announced its support for presidential candidate Ali Akbar Velayati in the June 14 election.
    on June 9, 2013 Source: Quincy Herald-Whig

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