You will be judged more favorably in social situations if you can demonstrate a broad vocabulary. Most people assume higher levels of education and intelligence when a person knows the meaning of many words and can use them correctly within the scope of normal conversation. Those who understand and appreciate complex words and phrases are at a real advantage, both personally and professionally. Today, you will learn why a big vocabulary is a valuable asset, and how to add more words to your personal dictionary.
Use a new word every day
Get into the habit of looking up a new word each morning, and then using it at some point during the day. If it’s a particularly obscure word and you can’t fit it into a conversation naturally, at least tell someone that you learned a cool new word, and then tell them what it means. It’s a simple multiple-choice game that tests your vocabulary. The more questions you get right, the more difficult the questions become!
Sometimes, it’s the little things that make a huge difference. Today, I’m going to draw your attention to “but”, “and”, and “yet.” The words we choose shape not only how other people see us but how we see ourselves. When you master the art of positive communication, the world will start to appear more welcoming. You will begin seeing opportunities rather than problems, and other people will be drawn to your proactive, upbeat personality. You don’t have to believe that these tips will work – just put them into practice and see the difference for yourself.