Your words are power. Think of the number of people you have made smile by saying, “I really appreciate you.” Or the number of people you have hurt by saying, “Can’t you do anything right?”
Use your words more effectively…
1. Understand their influence. Do not use or choose your terms lightly. A wrong word can turn an audience into a mob. The better you know your group the better you can tailor your terms for their benefit.
You get to choose the outcome. Want the group to be charged, mad, excited, encouraged, content, or happy? You can produce any of those by using the right words in the right way.
2. Don’t be afraid to be edgy. Too many speakers are soft. You can be tough without being obnoxious or insulting a group’s intelligence. You can humorous and still make a hard-hitting point.
What about your words? Do you toss them out lightly, or with precision power? Your words can change lives and influence millions. Choose and use them well.