Simple communication tweaks

AVOID SAYING “BUT” – “You did great work, but…” immediately cancels the compliment.  Better to change it to: “You did great work, AND here’s what we can improve for next time…”

EASE  UP ON SUPERLATIVES  – Describing everything as “extremely”, “remarkably” or “epic” takes away from the things that actually deserve those adjectives.

CONFIDENT SPEAKING HACK – If you are asked what you want for dinner, don’t say “I don’t know…I’m craving pizza.”  You come across as a more confident, assertive person (not aggressive), to simply state what you want.  Especially since you DO know.

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