June 11, 2012
The use of terms and tone in the business can change the conversation. Using negative tone and terminology will get you nowhere and most likely, you receive negativity back.
Changing the conversation to use positive, constructive words will keep parties engaged in conversation, and the creative feedback will continue to roll out.
From reviewing a cross-section of personal development and positive thinking views, here are some positive terms forming the following Positive Words Cloud.
champion intelligent brilliant creative motivator
passionate encourage empower balance dedicated
organized responsible accountable calm controlled empathetic
sympathetic worthwhile valued valuable synergy synergistic energetic
caring unbiased informed inclusive team diverse abstract colorful
dynamic persuasive determined ambitious professional clear concise
meaningful upbeat willing able share passion constructive
forward-thinking kind lead volunteer carry mobilize
developing building leader strategist
Coincidentally, some of these terms match up with traits and characteristics of successful entrepreneurs and business leaders. Can you think of terms to add?
Pull down a word out of this cloud and insert into your discussions with staff, colleagues, partners, investors, and clients. Think more on the positive, constructive side when discussions are going off track. For instance, you may want to respond to a team member that provided an off-base suggestion with, “thanks for your creative suggestions that may inform our decisions moving forward” or “thank you for your valued input”.
Remember to use respectful dialogue, use manners, and just be all-around nice in communications. There are strategies to handle communications, whether those communications are constructive or just difficult.
The recommendation to use positive, constructive words would build into the notion of supporting and encouraging open communication in your organization, and that all feedback is encouraged. If open, the ideas, suggestions and recommendations will continue to be cranked out by all, and some of those off-base suggestions may soon turn into dynamic game-changer recommendations.
Relevant blogs and articles you may find interesting:
- Strategies for Handling Difficult Conversations
- Communication Strategies, Policies and Processes to Control Messages
- The Right Body Language and Attitude Integral to Success
- Presentation Tips for Business Meetings and Interviews
- Content Marketing – Targeting Local Markets [infographic]
- Values and Ethics – Integrating Strong Principles into your Organization
Positive Words, Positive Communications links:
- Steps to Ensure Positive Communications
- Things to Practice for Effective Communication Skills
- Positive Communication Techniques
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