Getting Over Yourself

March 18, 2010

What are some Power Words you can use to get your audience to listen and take notice?

Filed under: Tips — Barbara Rocha @ 1:35 pm
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Trying to choose so-called Power Words can focus you more on the words and less on the substance. So, the audience may be impressed with your word power and miss your message. You’re also more likely to be less genuine because of your effort to use impressive words.

The most powerful words you an use are specific, vibrant nouns and adjectives and active verbs. (Plus the word “you.”) These paint word pictures that energize you and your audience.

The better you’ve gotten to know your audience before you start the speaking process, the easier it is to choose those words, examples, etc., that will make them listen, take notice–and act.

“Beware lest you lose the substance by grasping at the shadow.” Aesop

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