Words matter in life. If it’s a workplace it is not just your attitude and clothes that matter but what you ultimately speak out in your conversation, says a lot about your mindset and overall personality. The decision-maker will not always judge you based on whether you are adhering to the new trend in fashion for men or men new style but he/she is likely to closely observe your telephonic discussion, your presentation skills, and business conversation skills.
You need to adhere to extreme caution and self-control when you are into an argument with your office colleges or in midst of a heated debate in the board meetings. You should deliberately choose the right words and phrases that not only shows you in good light but also add weight to your discussions. Your voice and tone should emanate confidence, purpose, meaning, and value to the listener. Most men perceive certain phrases and words as “harmless” but in reality, they become a serious issue for the listener. Let us look at the commonly used phrases and the better ways of saying them.
1.“That is not possible,” “I can hardly do anything about it” :
You need to retrospect the time when you ever told that. Everything is possible in business, there are always better ways to do and achieve. You should say “We can do this by…this way, as it …” if you have to decline something, say “Let us discuss the outcomes under these parameters”, “I will check on this again”
2. “It is just not fair” :
Do not speak upfront, instead take the action by collecting documents, evidence and things that matter. You need to showcase everything documented to the needed authority for necessary actions rather than just displaying your displeasure publicly.
3. “I think…” :
The most usual phrase that you should delete from your office conversations, as it reflects disbelief, insecurity, and passiveness. Use the phrases such as “I firmly believe….” “Ï will….” always remember to replace ‘think’ with ‘believe’ and ‘might’ with ‘will.’
Moreover, you should completely avoid making unpleasant judgments on any issue, anyone as it reflects your own thinking. It is always better to handle the conversation with neutrality, tact, and consideration.