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How well you speak and what kinda words you choose are two important tools among others that help us to climb many social and professional ladders. Regardless of our profession or designation, we do several communication mistakes that eventually cost us a lot. Here are 5 communication mistakes that can ruin your message. You must avoid these if you want others to take you seriously.
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1Could, Maybe, Should
Avoid using these most common verbs like, “could,” “maybe,” “should.” All of this is commonly used in normal conversations but makes you seem uninteresting and uncertain. In other words, when you use these words, what you say does not seem credible even if you know what you are talking about.
Generally, when we disagree with something, but for some reason, we have to accept that, we use this most annoying word called “OK.” Apart from this, when we do not want to be a part of any debate or not in the mood of listening someone’s point of view, we try to put that conversation to an end by saying “OK” in haste.
But do you know how badly this represents you? When you say “OK”, it is assumed that you are either ignoring the talk, or you are not interested in the speaker. It will also feel that you are almost bound to communicate.
Therefore, choose this one word very carefully.
Using this word at the end of a joke is acceptable, but if you say “super” after something important was communicated to you or when you pass on some information, you might not be able to see yourself in a business environment. This word shows enthusiasm, but if you use it too much, it becomes insincere. If you use this word frequently, you will be considered as an overconfident personality.
You must refrain yourself from using these two words. These two words are known as a few of the most useless words used in the history of communication.
Uttering these two words can destroy the maturity and technical character of the most erudite sentences and makes you look extremely immature. Should you use these words, you cannot expect a listener to listen to you carefully.
We use the word “sorry” in different contexts for different reasons. But, the root reason is – we are actually asking for forgiveness. It happens, while working. I have seen cases, where people intentionally ignore the most important part of the discussions. And, at a later stage, they have to ask for the same instructions again, but with an apology message.
Now, this apology is going to make you look like an immature and irresponsible personality. Practically, you say “apology” when you accept that you have done something wrong and now you are feeling insecure.