We spend a lot of energy talking to our kids, spouses, co-workers, and strangers...but how do we get them to listen? Our success depends on our relationship and the framing effect: whether our ideas are presented with positive versus negative phrasing.
Positive phrases with "can" and "do" emphasize desired goals. On the other hand, negative phrases, such as "cannot," "do not," and "no" are verbal stop signs. Sometimes, negative words are necessary and inevitable. But when overused, they become roadblocks to communication and connection.
With these downloadable phrases, you can practice communicating more effectively.
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