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Every word you use while working expresses something about your personal brand, your confidence, state of mind, authority and knowledge. The verbs that we put in sentences are key to our image at work.
Weak words used often can end up projecting us as weak.
Using 'I suppose so' indicates detachment and lack of interest. Use a more enthusiastic response like "Definitely".
Language is a powerful force and the words we use travel fast and can affect our reputation and influence. Using the right words can make our power and confidence soar high.
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