Many people may not realise it, but your word choice creates a brief impression that can lead to a lasting impression – because people will never forget how you made them feel. Some of the most charismatic people in the world tend to use the same well-worn but effective phrases over and over.
Try and pepper your speech with some of these 11 simple phrases, which can make other people react positively to you.
Everyone reacts positively to politeness – give respect, get respect. Easy. Just don’t say it in a sarcastic tone.
“Tell me more”
Almost everyone wants to share something – either about themselves or an opinion. It reflects well on you if you show that you’re listening, and that you appreciate their viewpoints.
“What do you think?”
People want to be heard, and believe that their opinions matter. If you’re one who legitimately wants to hear others’ opinions, you’ll be well liked.
“What can I do to help?”
They always say that you shouldn’t be afraid to ask for help, so conversely, it’s only polite to offer help. Others will appreciate you for offering them.
“Let me find out for you”
By saying this, you’re not only saying that you’re willing to help, but also that you’re willing to go out of your way to do so.
“I’ve got your back”
Nothing like a show of solidarity that makes people not feel like they’re alone, and they’ll appreciate you for your support.
“Here’s the situation”
We all sometimes get frustrated and annoyed when some people tend to love keeping secrets, because not knowing about things could affect your future. So folks who share information will become some of the best-liked people around. This doesn’t apply to gossip, though.
“I believe you can”
We all have moments of self-doubt, and sometimes all it takes to overcome them is to hear that somebody else believe we can achieve our goals.
“I think you can do a lot better”
While it’s criticism, you’re also indicating that you have confidence in this person’s ability to achieve more. They’ll thank you for pushing them to achieve their best in the future.
“Let me be up front with you”
In another show of faith and honesty, it may sound harsh but it can engender positive reactions because it at least shows you want to treat this person with respect.
“I’d like you to meet…”
Don’t underestimate the value of connecting people. If the connection becomes positive or fruitful, you’ll be remembered as the one who made it happen.