Like it or not, language matters. How you say things matters. If used incorrectly, language can cause others to judge you harshly. But, when used correctly, it can transform your life for the better. Words are power. How can you wield them effectively in the workplace? Here are some of our top tips.
First and foremost, language is most powerful and clear when it’s strong, active, and confident. Though many people struggle with this, women have been socialized to be particularly soft-spoken – especially in professional settings. Offset that by watching out for qualifiers and filler words. You should also pay attention to how often you apologize and how you say “no.”
Want more tips to wield that verbal power? Download our FREE pdf on stellar communication below:
Looking for more tips? Here are some additional resources we’ve found helpful:
- Webinar: How to Write Professionally
- Blog: Writing Tips: Abolish the Adverbs
- Blog: To Cut or Not to Cut: Filler Words in Your Speech and Writing
- Blog: How We Use Filler Words, and How to Cut Them
- Podcast: Stop Apologizing
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