Equipping Professionals to be Effective Communicators
Equipping Professionals to be Effective Communicators
Equipping Professionals to be Effective Communicators
Equipping Professionals to be Effective Communicators

Communication Tip #30

More confusing negative phrases we don’t realize we say:

  • Don’t say: Wouldn’t you agree?
  • Say instead: Do you agree?
  • Don’t say: You don’t know where the restroom is, do you? (I heard that while on vacation.)
  • Say: Where are the restrooms?
  • Don’t say: More times than not…
  • Say: Usually
  • Don’t say: Don’t forget to… (A person has to first visualize forgetting to not forget.)
  • Say instead: Remember to…
    For an in-depth list of confusing negative phrases–click on the blog tab for my updated article, “You Don’t Say”
  • You’ll find it fascinating! (Not: You won’t be disappointed.)