Listen Now: Positive Phrases
You might be interacting with your coworkers through a computer screen, but that doesn’t mean you can’t make a good impression.
According to inc.com, there are simple phrases you can use on your virtual meetings to make yourself more appealing to coworkers.
For example, the phrase “Why don’t you take this one?” This is a positive setup for a coworker who might need the layup. Use it when you’re asked a questions someone else is better qualified to answer. That person will appreciate your gesture and coworkers will see you as a team player willing to share credit.
Or try, “I did what you suggested. Thank you.” Other people like to give advice, even if you don’t ask for it. By telling someone you acted on their idea, they will know you value their input.
One of the easiest phrases to use is “You were right.” There is not a single person who doesn’t appreciate hearing this and it takes guts to admit.
For more helpful phrases, go to inc.com. Maybe post them around your computer screen.
CBS News Radio national business journalist Brian Banmiller has spent more than 40 years in the news industry, covering business, politics and the economy on television, radio and in print. Currently, his “Banmiller on Business” reports are delivered to an audience of millions nationwide.
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