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Smiling is one of the most powerful elements when thinking about speech.
The smiley face is rated with the highest positive emotional content. The painting of the Mona Lisa with her contented smiled is one such example.
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In order to have more meaningful conversations, ask questions that start with “who,” “what,” “where,” “when,” “how,” or “why”.
Good: “What would you do?”
Bad: "Do you think I should do X?"
Words like “would,” “should,” “is,” “are,” and “do you thin...
The myth purports that we use 55% body language, 38% tone of voice and 7% actual words.
The research of Professor Mehrabian had nothing to do with speech, but to guess emotion based on the recordings of a single word.
Actual words "must dominate by a wid...
The 'to be' verbs like "she is, I am, they are" creates mental anguish because it reduces us to a single concept. X = Y
"She is depressed" or “I am a failure”.
Accepting this language limits us to believe we are nothing...
The human brain can only hold on to four things at a time. It means that if you have a point to argue and continue for a long time, the person will remember very little of it.
Instead, speak briefly, maybe 30 seconds worth, because that is all people can take in.
Using too many adverbs - words to describe actions and objects - can make the reader lose interest.
A person that “meanders” it is more accurate than “walking slowly.”
Using too many unnecessary words can even make a person lose trust. On a high level, using fewer words builds ...
Our brain uses two separate areas to identify the mood and the real meaning of the words. Words are passed to the left temporal lobe of the brain for processing, and intonation is channelled to the right side of the brain, a reg...
Negative arguments have a harmful effect on our brain.
When you discuss any particular issue, make three positive comments for every negative statement. It will create opportunity for a more constructive dialogue.
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Not everyone enjoys small talk. It is not that they are not comfortable talking, but one-on-one, small talk remains an issue.
Small talk precedes big talk in the normal course of human affairs. Most people feel the need to connect first before they delve into the serious conversatio...
It directly influences how you experience things in life.
Our words play an important part in shaping our existence, so if your internal self-talk is negative, your external experiences will most likely be negative as well.
You can produce motivation at your own command if you understand how it works.
Motivation is not random. Like every other effect, it's caused by something. When you grasp this, you no longer have to force yourself to do the work, but you can use the power of motivation to your ...
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