It’s a hard to be in the funny business. Nobody, um, takes you seriously. The job requirements for a comedian are a constant exercise in futility: You must always be “on,” even when you’re not working Unlike musicians who can play their hit songs forever, comedians must constantly generate fresh material All humor makes fun […]
There are over 500,000 words in the English language, but some words are more important than others.
Language can motivate, inspire, and also depress, so the power of words cannot be underestimated.
As the author of many books on communication and a veteran public speaker, I’ve identified what I think are the most important fifteen words you can ever use with another person.
And since words are usually used in phrases or sentences, I’ll give you the five most powerful words, then the four most powerful, followed by the three most powerful, the two most powerful words, and finally the single most important word you can ever use with another person.
Our society has become more casual in the last decade, right?
The examples are numerous:
/Written and verbal language structure has been compromised. Spelling isn’t as important; auto-correct or bust! Complete sentences are a thing of the 🙂
/Formalities are mostly extraneous. Few people address others by “Mr.” or “Ms.” Information overload causes many of us to not bother responding to email. RSVP deadlines are a joke.
/Causal Friday has become Casual Every Day
But a gentleman is still a gentleman
Recently, I ran across a bit of prose that addresses a concept that should never flex and never change–the definition of a true gentleman. I’ve added some punctuation to the original text to make it more reader-friendly.
Everyone agrees that giving back is important. But surprisingly few of us actually give back in a systematic way. Being systematic is important because when you do nice things for people for the long haul, you’re likely to develop a charitable lifestyle. If you’re raising children, your children may develop the habit of service, as […]