There is a saying “Think before you speak”. It is very true and necessary for good communication. Otherwise, communication mistakes can make you like a fool.
“Words are singularly the most powerful force available to humanity. We can choose to use this force constructively with words of encouragement, or destructively using words of despair. Words have energy and power with the ability to help, to heal, to hinder, to hurt, to harm, to humiliate and to humble.” Yehuda Berg
Communicating effectively at work is very important. We make different communication mistakes or communication errors that may impact our professional image. Click To Tweet
In this Skillopedia video by Rima, you would learn how to improve your communication skills and speak effectively at work, your verbal and nonverbal communication. You would also learn basic email etiquette, how to respond to a situation and how to say No in sticky situations and much more.
Communication mistakes that should be avoided in order to speak with confidence:
- Hitting send without a review
- Delivering good or bad news by email
- Delaying difficult conversations
- Saying yes when you want to say no
- Crossing the privacy line at work
- Making Assumptions
- Reacting not responding
06 Phrases smart people don’t say:
In this Skillopedia session by Niharika, we are going to look at certain English phrases that you need to drop out of your vocabulary immediately. There are certain phrases that smart people do not use because you never know how people would interpret them and showcase your negative attitude. So it’s important for you to use similar phrases that would make you sound confident, however in other ways and that’s what we are going to help you with today’s session. So which are these career killers phrases that you need to drop out of your vocabulary, watch the video at Skillopedia – the place for good communication skills and personality development.
1. It’s not fair
Of course, life is not fair. We do want our life to be just perfect, but that’s not reality. Life is never fair but you can’t really use this phrase in front of people because when you end up using this phrase people would think that you are absolutely immature or naive. It’s important for you to stay constructive. So stop using the phrase, that’s not fair.
2. This is it how it works always
Are you really very lazy? Now, if you end up telling people, your boss, your colleagues or your clients that “hey this is how it works always”. Well, it shows that you are way too lazy and you don’t want to improve on things. All you need to work on yourself, you need to bring in new things in order to improve your work. So stop using this as a phrase and look forward to changing your work style.
3. I am going to ask you a silly question
Another commonly used phrase which is sure shot a career killer is, I’m going to ask you a very silly question. Well, no question is silly, no question is stupid. Many people tend to do that. I know this is a very silly or a very stupid question. Well, this means that you are not confident about yourself. Do not judge yourself, do not be your worst critic. You need to come out confidently. If you have a question, if you have any kind of information or any idea that you would like to share with your team members, with your clients or with your boss, just go ahead. Be confident about it.
4. He is such a jerk/incompetent/lazy
The next common phrase that people use is, that he is such a jerk, he is absolutely incompetent. He is so lazy. You need to stop doing that. You cannot really go ahead and start announcing or form opinions about others. By doing so, it just shows that how insecure you are about yourself. Now if you don’t have the power to improve them or if you don’t have the power to fire them, then what’s the point of announcing or broadcasting them as lazy, incompetent or jerks. That’s not going to help you. So, it’s important for you to just understand that there are times that we do live with difficult people, we do work with lazy, incompetent jerks. But there’s no point in announcing them as one of these lazy, jerk people.
5. It’s not my fault
The next phrase that people end up using is – it’s not my fault. Yes, there are people who love to play the blame game. It’s not my fault, it’s coz of him. It’s because of her that this just went wrong. Well stop doing that, it just shows that you lack accountability. There are people who are going to build this negative image about you, you start pointing out fingers. People are going to really avoid working with you. If it is your fault have the courage to admit it. If it is someone else’s fault well let your boss or your colleague figure that out. You don’t have to be the one to point out fingers and by saying that hey it’s not my fault.
6. I hate this job
The most important phrase that you need to drop from your vocabulary is, I hate, I hate, I hate. There are people around you, who end up using this phrase way too much. They love to crib and complain about everything. I hate my boss, I hate my job, I’m so stressed. I hate my colleagues, I hate everything. Yes, if you hate your life or your job or your boss so much, it’s time to quit. Stop spoiling the work environment. There are people around you who want to feel motivated and encouraged. End up being so negative, you are spoiling the work environment. Try to work on things that would improve your life. Try to do something that you would really want to and like to. Source: Skillopedia YouTube
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