Words are important in our communication. But in order for our words to fulfill a specific objective, we have to select them in the right way and with care. The same word can have different effects in a conversation, can have a double meaning, or even be offensive.
Choosing the right words helps to show importance in the message you are passing on. And it can reveal details about your attitude and thinking, in addition to influencing the listeners' reaction. Therefore, in this article we will give some tips and suggestions on how to speak the right words, whether in a message, speech or conversation in everyday life.
What are right words?
It all depends on you and your point of view. You can use words that show respect and kindness, that are easy to understand, words that convey feelings. Or it can refer simply to words and expressions that are in accordance with grammatical rules. It can be words that have an impact, that attract the listener, that make the listener think and reason.
Already in language learning, in some countries, expressions are used to address older people, or those in positions of authority. Failing to use certain expressions can be impolite and disrespectful, it is important to adapt the local culture, to the dialect, expressions and slang of the locality.
Your words show the type of person you are, people who live a criminal or immoral life have an inappropriate vocabulary. Unfortunately we live in a world where many people use crude and vulgar language. Some think that this type of language gives more strength to what they say, but it is simply an unfortunate poverty of vocabulary.
Right words = Good language
We will automatically know the right words if we have a good language. Some people find it beautiful to use unfamiliar and difficult words, but good language should be easy to understand. Using words that are not known outside your area can impair your ability to communicate.
Variety is also very important. Instead of always using the same expressions for all situations, try to vary. To learn new words, mark the words you don't know and search for them in the dictionary. But remember to use them at the right time, two or more words can have similar but slightly different meanings in different circumstances.
As you expand your vocabulary, don't just think of new words, but also specific and attractive words that express what you want to say. Get in the habit of using good language every day, don't let others follow you or famous people, use words that identify your personality.
With that advice in mind, put it into practice! Aim to examine words that convey your personality, that draw the listener's attention, and that do not intimidate or bother anyone.