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This week’s reflection point: Let’s talk about language effectiveness. Though I am quite rested and my batteries are fully charged after the great holiday weekend, I feel the need to vent about the effectiveness of our language so I can really move forward towards the New Year.
Whether listening to my favorite TV news shows, reading various publications and books or consuming web content such as articles, podcasts and videos, I’ve noticed a trend that irritates me quite a bit. That trend is the dumbing down of our language, often loaded with grammatical errors, and using ineffective language. Let me share some examples with you:
I grew up in Israel where it is common for people to openly share their opinion with one another and not beat around the bush. I find it interesting that many I meet are always tippy toeing around saying what they really feel. You want to be more effective with your language? Just say it like it is. And that my friends is my two million dollar advice!
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