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Apply 3-V Impact: Strengthen Your Visual, Verbal, and Vocal Image by Laura Stack

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Verbal

 

Our second V is the verbal image.  It’s what you say and what your audience hears.  The following paragraphs outline some typical vocal patterns, and some of these may pertain to you and some may not, but some may represent weak speech habits of yours.  You should think about whether these are things you do frequently when you are communicating.

 

1. Either/Or and Both/And.  This weak speech habit involves using “both” or “both/and” versus an “either/or” perspective.  As a leader, when you’re communicating with someone, you have to be careful about the way that you present ideas as facts.  Sometimes you have to change your mindset a little when you’re trying to communicate a vision; you have to inspire your coworkers to follow you.  ...

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