Words …. they have already been a hot topic this political season. Do we ‘own’ words … just because we said it does that mean that someone else cannot use those same words?
Are there any new ideas in the world? Many people will tell you that there is not, there is simply different ways to say the same thing. It’s our perspective, and our way of relating to the listeners and audience that makes the difference.
Why does it matter what words we use when we talk to people? Or why should we pay attention to the words that people use when talking to us?
Respect is the answer to both these questions. Think about it … how do you feel about the person if they mispronounce your name, either your first name or your last name? The first time, you may correct them. If they continue to do it … well let’s say you may not be as receptive to them as you would be if they pronounced your name correctly. When you make an effort to call someone by their name, and pronounce it correctly, you are showing respect for them.
Think about the words you use … aren’t they a direct reflection on how you think? Do you analyze, calculate, think things through? Or do you energize, thrive and excite? If you are the type that speaks your mind, would you appreciate being called ‘cooperative’? If you are a pensive person, how would you react to being called ‘dynamic’?
There are words you can use in your conversation that show you not only respect your listener, you also want to build a relationship with them. Those words …. aahh they are for another blog.
Remember It isn’t what you said, it’s what they think they heard.