Words And Phrases That Inspire, Motivate, And Persuade At Work

 

Words are extremely powerful. A person who doesn’t work with words might not know that but all the people starting from marketers and ending with writers understand just how much the word choice matters. By choosing the right words you are able to motivate people, to provoke them, to persuade, and so on. You can use the powerful verbs for your resume to make a better impression on the recruiters. You can also boost sales by putting certain words into an ad. The opportunities are literally almost limitless.

 

Words And Phrases That Inspire

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However, in this article, I want to focus on the words that are used at work. Though we all know that it is important to keep employees motivated and inspired (especially during the long tiring projects), not all of us actually understand how to do that. Here’s how words can help you encourage and inspire your workers a bit more.

1.    Call them by their names

 

It might seem like an insignificant detail but actually addressing a person by their name makes everything you’re saying more personal. It also tells them that you actually remember their names (which sometimes could be a challenge, especially when you work with many people).

By using names you show your employees that they are important to you, that their name is worth remembering. But what’s even better is that also helps to make them feel more self-confident.

 

  1. Focus on what you can rather than on what you cannot do.

 

Obviously, people don’t like hearing “No” – but not only because their request won’t be fulfilled but also because it is often perceived as an unfriendly behavior. Even you aren’t able to fulfill their request at the moment, try choosing another word – for example, “let me see what I can do to help you”. This way you’ll make a positive impact even if it turns out that you haven’t been able to help in the end.

Use this strategy not only when you have to decline someone’s offer. You might be surprised but it can also do wonders with your employees’ motivation. For example, instead of saying “your teamwork is bad”, say “you worked so hard to complete this project and I appreciate that. I hope that you’ll be able to perform effectively in a team too”.

 

  1. “You” matters more than “I”.

 

When you’re saying “I”, “Me”, “Mine” all the time it seems that you’re too focused on yourself and your own goals, not paying much attention to the other people needs. It could make a bad impression even in a company of friends, not saying about work surroundings.

People always want to know what’s in there for them. Why you replace “my goals” with “our goals”, the employees usually start feeling more included and so involved. They could be interested in the project more if you explain them why could it matter for them and how could it benefit them.

 

  1. Remember the “three A” rule.

 

There are three simple words that could affect your employees greatly. Even if you skip the previous tips and start using only this one, you’ll already be able to feel a drastic difference. Mostly because that when you have to watch your language all the time, settling with three specific words could sometimes be easier than adjusting your whole lexicon.

These three magic words are: ask, acknowledge, apreciate.

Let’s start with ask. If you start asking people something instead of simply ordering them to do it, you’ll look more friendly to them. A request is often completed more eagerly than a command: the employees feel like they are able to make a decision here, not simply to follow your orders.

Acknowledgment matters a lot too. Sometimes people quit their jobs not because the salary is not enough or the work itself is too tiring but because they want their bosses and team leaders to actually credit them for doing something. Moreover, acknowledgment itself can boost employees’ motivation greatly.

However, while acknowledgment allows employees to understand that they were noticed, it’s the appreciation that helps them make the most out of their duties. Sure, if the appreciation is followed with some kind of bonus, that’s a good thing – however, sometimes the appreciation itself is enough.

That’s why if you try adding these three magic words to your dictionary and using them with your employees, you’ll probably notice the positive changes really quickly.

Sure, using the right, powerful words isn’t easy. Not all of us are used to using them in everyday life, not even saying about work, and old habits do die hard. However, hopefully, these tips will help you focus on the most important words and increase your employees’ motivation with their help.

 

Author’s Bio

Charles is a career mentor, motivational speaker & human resources consultant with over 10 years of experience in HR sector. Apart from career mentoring, he loves photography and football. Find him on Linkedin Twitter, Facebook & Google+.

 

 

Positive Brains Are Smarter Brains

Positive Brains Are Smarter Brains

You might have heard that positivity is crucial to enjoying a better life. It is by expecting things to turn well that we can be happy and enjoy our days. But, it is also believed that it is also a sign of intelligence, despite so many people thinking otherwise.

It seems that the ability to bet in a brighter future is more common among smart people. And it actually works as a continuous cause-and-effect cycle: more positive you are, smarter you get. More intelligent you become, more positive you are. And so on.

Of course, there are several exceptions to this rule, but let’s see why it is a common belief that these two traits go together.

Positive people see more outcomes and scenarios

Negative people can only perceive negative outcomes and scenarios. They are so sure of an imminent disaster that there is no way that they will have space in their minds to anything else.

Instead of working a solution out to the situation they are facing, they will be feeling anxious or depressive instead – and their minds will be so hopeless that they stop processing and analyzing.

On the other hand, positive people will see both positive and negative outcomes and scenarios. They have no issues with seeing the big picture, so it is also not likely that they will ignore the threats along the way.

The difference is that they will not feel paralyzed when they realize what is coming. Neither gives to it more importance than necessary. They will just accept it as a fact.

Positive people are more creative

Thanks to their ability to let their ideas run free, positive people are more creative. They see the world with beautiful and colorful eyes, and they can discover many ways to make it even better.

Positive people are also ready to try new things, as they don’t perceive new experiences with fear. They will be happy to test their projects, get academic help if they need it, and to give you as many ideas as you need to improve yours.

According to several studies, positive people are also more likely to learn faster and to be more productive, as they are usually in a good mood and feeling creative.

Positive people have improved critical thinking

Positive people will bring you many suggestions that will put a smile on your face, and they will all be based on facts. Thanks to their creative and fearless way to deal with life, they will be ready to analyze every single piece of any project.

Their critical thinking is highly developed as a consequence, and it is one of the fundamentals of their both emotional and intellectual intelligence. They think independently and in a highly thoughtful manner as they are not afraid of what they will find out.

Positive people have a boosted self-confidence

Positive people believe in themselves. They think that they can accomplish anything they want, no matter how many challenges there will be in their way. And it is not because they are naive or immature. They just bet that it is possible.

However, don’t take from it that positive people think that they are better than other people. It is not like they have a big ego or anything like this. On the contrary, they tend to think that everybody is as good as they are and that everyone can achieve as much as they can – if they are willing to do what it takes.

People positive don’t sabotage themselves

Positive people not only believe that they can achieve their goals. They also believe that they deserve the best. And that the best is somewhere to be conquered.

As a consequence, they don’t sabotage their own career or think that someone will point them as a fraud sooner than later. They truly think that they will deserve what they deserve and worked hard to accomplish.

And, of course, they only have had put effort into what is best for them, so they firmly believe that they will get the best in return.

The bottom line

A positive brain is also smarter because it has no fear to try. As a consequence, it learns more and always, improving itself over the years.

On the other hand, people who only expect the worst don’t develop the ability to take chances and tend to calculate every step of their ways – a receipt that you will never see recommended by any successful person.

Researchers believe that we can control and even change an inner tendency for negativity if it is the case. And that all areas of our life, from romance to career, can only be improved by it.

Of course, it is not all about positive thinking. It is also about positive effort. Only both working together can bring to us the change that we dream for our lives.

 

Daniela-Mcvicker

About the Author

Daniela McVicker is an author, psychologist and freelance blogger. She believes that success depends on knowing the ideas that allow you to manage and master the universe of information. You can follow Daniela on Twitter or add her on Facebook

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