Power Language for Effective Presentations
People like to be around positive people with a good attitude. We like people who are optimistic about life. If you lead or supervise others, consider the tone of your language and how it may affect the success or failure of those around you.
The language you choose can directly influence another’s opinion of your expertise and knowledge. Negative or critical people can be perceived as lazy, inflexible, combative, rigid, closed-minded and no fun! Positive people attract the energy of others. People go to them for advice and guidance. Positive people are genuinely perceived as more trust worthy and valued. Notice I said perceived. Positive people may lack experience or insight but will express a genuine interest and enthusiasm for your questions or ideas.
Incorporate POWER WORDS into your everyday communications.
Absolutely Approved Benefit Complete Confident Direct Dynamic Easy Enthusiastic Exciting Exclusive Excellence Fascinating Genuine Honor Improved Informative Interesting Latest Lifetime No Powerful Practical Professional Profitable Proven Quality Remarkable Reliable Results Revolutionary Scarce Secret Secure Strong Sturdy Successful Superior Tested Tremendous Unconditional Unique Unlimited Unparalleled Unsurpassed Valid Valuable Wonderful Yes
Example: John meets with his boss about a new idea to change procedures in production which could eventually shorten the production cycle.
He is excited about this idea and shares his thoughts with his boss. John knows the new idea would initially take some time and money which are scarce resources at this moment.
Boss’s Negative Response: John your idea is not realistic! We do not have any money in the budget to make the conversion and we are already behind in production by three days. Your idea is not reasonable and won’t work.
Question: How motivated is John to go back to his boss with another idea? Maybe the boss is right on this one, but what about the next time?
Boss’s Positive Response: John I appreciate your enthusiasm for a unique idea to improve production. At this time let’s consider taking a look at how practical this idea is and how we can validate spending the extra time and money it would take for this conversion. Why don’t we consider this exciting idea at our next meeting and see if we can determine a profitable procedure for increasing our production quality.
Positive language promotes creativity, excitement and team building. Be a positive person who uses POWER WORDS!