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June
16, 2020

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Every business sector has jargon. It is widely known that you should use these terms well outside of this field, or people know what you are talking about. Aside from the jargon, there are other things that people don’t have to talk about if they want to reach their potential. What we say can have a profound effect not only on those we tell them about, but also on ourselves.

A meeting that made me boil blood

Do you remember a time when you knew you were destined to become a successful entrepreneur? For me, that was when I was in what I call a cliché-meeting.

I went into the meeting, grabbed a cup of coffee and looked back at my teammates. The boss came in and said, “All right, we need to start thinking outside the box.”

I thought: “The ’80s are called and they want to bring back their mantra.”

Yes, I knew I could speak with more meaning than he did, so my mind went away when I considered his phrases and clichés. At the end of the meeting he said: “Thanks in advance and good luck!”

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I felt my stomach roll. I succeeded. But I broke away, “Good luck with nothing.”

I hid from that feeling of insult. My team members thanked me all day for coming to defend their skills. I never allowed my remarks to be related to my lack of control. Empty phrases anger me; I expect the best from the leaders.

Words matter

Smart people avoid saying the wrong things to their teams. Very successful people know that they just have to open their minds and consider the purpose of their words. Thinking a little before we speak will make our words more meaningful. Plus it will make us smarter.

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Avoid joining the conversation unless you realize that others intend to deprive you of interaction. I’m looking for what I call the “unifying vision” of everyone in the room. Once you understand what purpose binds everyone in the conversation together, you will be able to focus on the content of the conversation. Armed with understanding, you will be less likely to say anything harmful because you will be in a focused place. You will be present.

Words and phrases to avoid

The following phrases are what reject our ability to the point, our desire to continue a fruitful dialogue or it can simply offend or offend the listener.

  1. “Just said.” This it is the final outgoing minister. No matter how long you spoke, no matter what you said, you just abbreviated everything suggested as in “just words”.

  2. “Mentioned mine Yes. Worried about it. You are called to have your own opinion, but discussions or debates about a fact or incident. When you express your opinion, you give the opportunity to make your point because you have put everyone on defense, saying that you will not move and the conversation will not move.

  3. “I had no choice.” We always have a choice. Even if someone says I had no choice; they made a choice. When you participate in a choice meeting or discussion, you should be prepared to defend the choice rather than asking people to take a brief conclusion as final.

  4. “Thanks only to my two cents.” Without knowing you, I assure you that your thoughts are worth more than two cents. Never minimize what you have to say by putting a low price cliché on your words.

  5. “I could care less.” This is one of those phrases that will close the conversation. You don’t like it when someone is worried about your thoughts, so throw away that glove. Also, using a double negative really means you don’t care, but it’s not what you heard because it’s not what you meant.

  6. “I personally.” Has always been my pet because you talk to him the way you personally talk. We use this phrase to try to disguise our feelings by saying it is happening in me. It’s your personal feeling, so just say “I” and live with what you say.

  7. “How …” I imagine it will ever leave our vocabulary. It is used by people who formulate thoughts and look for what to say. Although I think it’s better than “um,” it sends a message that you always know what to say next. Think about what you are going to say before you say your words. There is no harm in silent thought.

  8. “I hope…” Together with the “prepared attempt” it’s one of those phrases that set a bad tone. I subconsciously tell people that you are giving up control. A much stronger position is to say, “I will.” Don’t let your subconscious “come out” and question your ability to do what you said you would do.

  9. “It’s not my fault.” The moment it comes out, you’re looking for someone else to whom everyone can point to guilt. Take ownership and explain the circumstances in sufficient detail so that everyone else can determine that you are not at fault. And, if you are to blame, master this and offer a solution.

  10. “My bad ones.” Okay, I just said take over the property. While this phrase means it’s your fault. But it’s a slang term that comes across as shallow and a little worth the street. This is not perceived as property because the frequency of expressions in society makes perceptions of guilt seem sarcastic and trivial.

  11. “I came.” If you say this with the sense that you are unable to do anything, maybe you will have time to learn. But really, when most people say, “I did,” what you’re really saying is, “I do.” Or at least that’s what everyone else will hear. It just sends a very bad message, so get rid of it and keep saying, “I’m just getting rid of it.”

  12. Bad is not honest. ” Like it or not, the moment this phrase leaves your mouth, everyone in the room will find a three-year-old guy stomping on the floor and screaming. No one ever said life was fair. It is much better to focus on those circumstances that you consider unfair, and explain that you are under a greater burden, that you are forced to do something that does not mean your capabilities, or whatever it is that makes you feel injustice.

  13. “We’re talking about how we’re doing here.” Yes. This will put an end to innovation and improvement. It tells everyone around you that you are not open to suggestions and new ideas. No one will aspire to be you.

  14. “Please advise.” This phrase is a two-way street. It’s bad when used by a manager, and bad when used by a member of his team. When you assign someone to do something, then specifically understand what you want. When you receive instructions from your manager and you respond “Please consult”, pushing responsibility up the hill. These two words can be the most passive-aggressive words in any work environment.

  15. “With all due respect.” It’s an ugly cousin “No offense, but …” You can also say, “I don’t respect you and don’t love you, but I’ll tell you what I’m going to say.” You started disrespecting the buffer by talking about disrespecting buffering.

  16. “It doesn’t make sense.” This will stop the conversation because it either says you understand or the other person doesn’t make sense, so the negative connotation is that someone … dare I say it is stupid. Identify what made sense and include it in the question so that the discussion can continue.

  17. “Don’t invent the wheel.” When confronted with reality, the wheel has been invented thousands of times since it was first carved by cavemen. Every progress in our society is the result of rethinking something somewhere. Sometimes these inventions are bad, other times the inventions are phenomenal. This phrase foreshadows any idea as bad. This view will destroy innovation in its infancy.

  18. “That’s what there is.” I have to be honest. I even knew what it meant. This is a banal trivial cliché that has lasted too long in society. It pretty much means… no one jokes that it means anything. It just turns people off.

  19. “Rather take it offline.” Yes, this is a steep line since it originated in the age of the internet. That sounds like really really hip. But he also sends a message to everyone else in the room that something is going to happen that they won’t be a part of it. If you want to talk to someone about something that everyone else is involved in, make it clear.

  20. “I hear you.” I was once asked, “What is the opposite to say?” I said, “I’m listening.” My inquisitor persuaded me to expect a reverse conversation. Hearing was a completely separate function. You could hear people without listening to them. That means you are ready to talk. Did you hear them“And now it’s your turn. This is an unconscious conversation.

  21. “Break.” When you evoke the phrase “destroy,” it sounds cool, hip, and rebellious at the same time. Although it is popular in modern culture, it sounds like a change in favor of change without regard to results. To spoil something is to interrupt, breaking or abruptly changing or destroying the structure of something. Fulfilling a new vision is positive. But apparently, “failure with a positive goal” just sounds cool.

  22. “New Ordinary.” This phrase was effectively used to describe a newly created business or someone’s life after the loss of a loved one. This phrase was originally intended to describe a new permanent existence. Recently, over the past few years, during the 2020 pandemic, different forms have been killed in different ways. The future is not thrown into the stone. It is a concession to accept the norm early.

  23. “But …” when you are discussing something and suddenly you throw out a “but”, it sends a message that you are going to reach a point in your discussion that will undo everything you talked about earlier. People will focus on that , forget about everything that was before, and the minus that follows from the word will remain with your audience.

  24. “Honestly.” Does this mean that everything you said before this statement was a lie? If everything you said was true, there is no point in inserting a phrase to be honest in the discussion. Whether you plan it or not, it makes people wonder if you’ve been true all this time.

An old saying uses “Say what you mean and what you say.” Interrupting your conversation with phraseological expressions, clichés and teachers will not lead to further dialogue and will not give a clear understanding. Think of dumping useless phases that clutter the discussion. You will make the most of every word you say and you will do it more successfully.

Author, business coach, lawyer, mentalist and motivational speaker Joe Curcilla helps companies thrive by focusing on the idea of ​​creating a unifying vision. For more information, visit The mind of a shark.

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