Simple communication tweaks

AVOID SAYING “BUT” — “You did great work, but…” immediately cancels the compliment. Better to change it to: “You did great work, AND here’s what we can improve for next time…”

EASE UP ON SUPERLATIVES — Describing everything as “extremely”, “remarkably” or “epic” takes away from the things that actually deserve those adjectives.

CONFIDENT SPEAKING HACK — If you are asked what you want for dinner, don’t say “I don’t know…I’m craving pizza.” You come across as a more confident, assertive person (not aggressive), to simply state what you want. Especially since you DO know.



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Steve Acho

I write very short articles (20 seconds to read) sharing perspectives on health, relationships and business that have been most helpful ( for more)