“Before we started using RuleSpeak to express business rules, business people had no idea what they were signing off on. Introducing RuleSpeak to express business rules was fundamental to getting business people really engaged up-front in truly understanding the business side of requirements.”RuleSpeak is not a formal language or syntax per se, but a set of best practices. Its purpose is to bring greater clarity and consistency in communicating business rules among business people, Business Analysts, and IT, especially behavioral rulesand those many definitional rules that cannot be handled by decision tables. Originally for English, parallel versions for Dutch, Spanish, and German were released in 2009. Versions for other natural languages are under development. RuleSpeak and SBVR recognize that business rules need to be expressed declaratively as complete sentences. If sentences aren’t the best way to communicate many kinds of know-how, we sure do waste a lot of money on all those years of grade-school and university education!