Oh, my goodness! How is it Friday already? This week has just flown by!
On the national front we have had the bombing in Boston, the explosion in Texas, the failure of the gun control legislation, the shooting at MIT, to name the big attention getters.
On the personal front, well let’s just say I’ve been very busy this week and not doing my best job at remembering what all should get done. While reminding others of what they need to get done, of course – teehee. I have an action packed day today, as well, so we’ll keep this short and sweet.
Did you know that how you speak effects how others “see” you?
Are you using a lot of slang when you speak? Do you swear in every sentence? Is the F-word and adjective?! (That’s a pet peeve of mine.) Are your explanations filled with jargon?
What you say and how you say it can lead people to think you are
- Educated – or not
- Sophisticated – or not
- A fool – or not
- Kind and caring – or not
I suppose the way we talk at work, the way we talk at home, and the way we talk with our friends can all be different. However, you must remember not to get them mixed up. You certainly don’t want to be saying the F-word to your boss (or your parents or your kids)!
Perhaps the easiest solution is to speak respectfully to everybody. Then you won’t have to worry about slipping up and using an improper word with the wrong person. I think you’ll find people will “see” you in a better light, too.
What’s that saying… you are what you eat? I believe it goes for words, too. People think you are what you speak. Just sayin’.
*Pam Horton is a Board Certified Advanced Christian Life Coach, in the Raleigh area.*
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