Strike Out Words That Erode Confidence

TalkShop confidence tipsAs one trains the mind to think positively, so must he improve his vocabulary to project the right impression and attract the right opportunities. Sheila Viesca, TalkShop CEO explains, “Words are powerful. They tell a person’s story. They are a strong indicator of his frame of mind and character, as well as a hint at how far he will get in life. It will therefore serve one well to work on a constructive vocabulary.

Viesca advises to “Strike out words that erode confidence.” Her list includes the following:

1. Won’t – conveys unwillingness or inability to carry out a task.

2. Anxious/Afraid – indicate hopelessness. State instead your concerns and offer solutions.

3. Difficulty/problem – Use “concern” and offer suggestions to address this.

4. Need – Apart from expressing neediness, it gives others the impression that they do not have any choice but to comply. Learn to express your requirements directly.

5. Puzzled /confused – Imply ineptness and incapacity.

6. Impossible/Unworkable/Difficult – These words unfailingly express helplessness.

7. Dilemma – The word indicates one is at a loss.

8. Likely – This expresses doubt and shows one did not do his task diligently.

9. Might/may/maybe – May imply uncertainty and hints at poor time management.

10. Usually – It suggests something can go awry.

Be selective with your vocabulary. Match words with a can-do, upbeat attitude and see the difference these bring,” adds Viesca.

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Sheila Viesca, TalkShop CEO and Director of Communication, took up Bachelor of Arts in Literature, pursued Master's degrees in Entrepreneurship and Economics, and completed her Doctorate in Applied Cosmic Anthropology. She designed the Philippines' Language Competency Benchmark for the Department of Education and pioneered Integrated Language Teaching (ILT) in workshop designs and corporate communication training. You can follow her on Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, LinkedIN


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