A superb, brilliant and sagacious list of ways to communicate better

January 23rd, 2014

I saw this on Facebook, I’m sure.  It is a list of 45 ways to avoid using the word ‘very’, and it is a MUST-READ.

Why is this a must-read?  Not everyone here is a writer… but everyone here is a communicator!

This list is all about taking normal conversation and enhancing it.  The goal is not to confuse people with fancy words (like sagacious, which I would actually have to look up).  The goal is to have more impactful communication.  Say or write your message differently to have more impact!  Can you imagine being a job seeker in an interview, or a salesperson in front of a prospect, and being the most memorable because you were the most impactful?

It’s really that important.  Check out this brilliant list from Amanda Patterson in South Africa :)


3 responses to “A superb, brilliant and sagacious list of ways to communicate better”

  1. Valerie says:

    My Dad has this thing about people who say “very unique”. He says that “unique” by itself means, well, unique and therefore does not require, nor should it be preceded by, the word “very”. If you were to say “very unique” in his presence he would most certainly correct you.

  2. Jason Alba says:

    And that’s the other issue with “very”… sometimes it is simply redundant :)

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