Vocabulary words

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Vocabulary words

Your career also depends upon what you communicate and how you communicate. Agree?

Ahemm.. ok I agree it is a bizarre connection at least to start any blog but the 7 words I am going to share are not bizarre in any sense. Remove these words from your emails, chit chats, marketing deals, seminars, presentations and notice a ‘value added performance’. Well, the idea is to grab the attention of the listener or reader through whatever you want to communicate and with omitting these words, you are sure to achieve your target.

  • Very

It’s an overly used adverb which many people use to magnify another verb. Using the word ‘very’ makes your statement less specific, so if you really want to emphasize on something, instead of using very, use a precise term. Like, if you want to express your happiness over conducting a fantabulous presentation, don’t say I am very happy; instead, say, you are feeling ecstatic. Similarly if it’s about a sad or depressing feeling, talk about how mournful or heartbroken you feel.

By being specific, you can make a difference, and yes, will be able to grab the attention span of listener as well.

  • That

People are obsessed with ‘That’ too. Check any of your previous files and see how many times you have used ‘that’ in a single paragraph. If you think that it’s exceeding the normal limit, then you too are obsessed with it. You just need to help yourself with little effort. From next time, whenever you write something, read it loud emphasizing on the term ‘that’. Now re-read the sentence without ‘that’; if it reads fine, then omit it.

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Also, you may get some tips on when to use ‘That’ from here.

  • Just

Just is filler word in 80% cases. So, again if you do not want your statements to look week, omit such fillers.

  • Amazing

Well, it’s strange how often people use the term ‘amazing’ to describe every surprise moment. Its excessive usage or its synonyms (wonderful, incredible, startling, marvelous, astonishing) excessive usage has dimed its effectiveness. So, it’s good if you replace it with enriched  term to depict that specific expression.

  • Went

There isn’t any problem with this. But to make yourself heard, you need some fancies. Try to alter the use of went when you communicate your sentence. Like, instead of “I went to Kerala for vacations”, try “I flew to Kerala for vacations”. Or “I skated yesterday” instead of “I went for skating yesterday”. There are ample of options that you may use to indicate your move such as drove, walked, ran, flew, so use these and add a little difference to your story.

  • Always/ Never

Always and never should be avoided until unless you are giving any command or instruction. If used otherwise, be prepared to welcome controversy. Yes, these two words are rarely true and strangely these are used in excessive.

  • Stuff/things
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It’s used casually by almost everyone. But if you want your readers or listeners to value what you communicate then don’t tell them anything which you don’t feel like talking about. Either you mention what that stuff or thing is or don’t mention it at all. It’s simple.

Before we say the end to this, I would suggest you to watch this video to know important are the words that you speak.

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