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"I‘m happy I was able to help"

  • There’s nothing wrong with saying “you’re welcome” when someone thanks you. But saying something like “I’m happy I was able to help you” is more powerful because it leaves a positive impression with the individual that you went the extra mile to help

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"Can you..."

  • Assume there is no problem in asking for a favor and drop "I hate to bother you..." from your language. Just ask for what you need and assume that the person will let you know if the request is too much and respectfully decline.

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"Here‘s what I can do for you"

  • Rather than saying "I can’t" or "I’m not able to" when you’re declining a request, focus on the positive
  • Instead try, “Here’s what I can do for you.” That way, you’ve set a boundary with your client or colleague about what you’re not able or willing to do, but you’ve...

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"I‘ll find out"

"I‘ll find out"

  • Instead of just shrugging off an inquiry about a topic you don't know much about, say “I’ll find out for you,”
  • This gives the other person an assurance that you care enough to go one step further to get the right answer.

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"Let‘s solve this"

"Let‘s solve this"

Instead of saying, “We’re going to address this situation . . . ” try words like solve, fight against, or reduce, which communicate action. Other swaps to consider that are more meaningful and decisive:

  • Instead of “allowed,” try enabled or authorized
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"I want to help"

"I want to help"

  • Telling someone to calm down is almost a guarantee that they will do anything but calm down.
  • Instead, try validating the individual’s feelings and assuring them you understand. “I can see you are upset, and I want to help” is a good option.

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"I‘m glad you like it"

  • For some people, dismissing praise is a knee-jerk response. If they receive a compliment, they water it down by saying, “It was nothing . . .” or “It could be better . . .” Those responses not only make light of your work and ability, but they are dismissive of the person gi...

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Dismissing praise

Some people will water down a compliment by saying, "It was nothing..." or "It could be better..."

These responses are dismissive of the person giving the compliment. Instead, thank the individual and add, " I'm glad you like it." When you're thanked, instead of just sayin...

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Bennefits of checklists

Using checklists will improve your work and increase your productivity. No more wasted time trying to remember what to do next.

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  • Organization. By making sure you’re not skippin...

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