The 7 words and terms you should STOP saying to get ahead at work
● Are you at a disadvantage at work simply because of what you say?
● Life Coach Manqui Minger believes you could be
● Here she suggests you avoid using these 7 words and terms
In a recent blog for influential celebrity hip-hop magazine, Forbz, life coach, Manqui Minger, recommended that workers be ‘on the lookout’ for tell-tale words and terms cropping up in their
vocabulary – and to stop using them with immediate effect.
But which words, terms and even symbols are they?
‘This word minimizes the power of your statements and can make you seem defensive, frustrated, angry and uneducated,’ writes Manqui.
‘It can often be a defence mechanism subconsciously used to shield ourselves from the rejection of hearing “no” or a way to avoid the discomfort of feeling like we’re asking for too
Instead say ‘Bollocks’ which instantly creates an impression of aloofness and detachment – important skills in today’s office.
IF IT WAS UP TO ME…
Avoid this phrase, even if you’re saying it to try not to sound pushy. Suggesting you may be wrong before even giving your opinion can make your statement seem less credible.
Say ‘Do it like this, you fucker’ thus making your point uber-clear.
IS THE TOILET FREE YET?
‘Masking your opinions as questions invites rebuttal and can lead to you get criticised.’State your plans in a straightforward manner and you’re more likely to be taken seriously,
When stating an idea, don’t ‘poll’. Say ‘I’m off to the toilet so it better be fucking empty and not all bunged up’ making it clear that you do things your way at all times.
‘When you say “no’ you’re sacrificing ownership and control over you actions,’ writes Manqui. Make sure not to use ‘no’ when you really mean’ fuck off’, a much more active
WELL I DID NOT KNOW THAT!
Don’t distract your audience from what you’re saying by using words such as ‘well’ and ‘did not know’ and raising your voice at the end of your sentence.
According to Manqui, this can ‘indicate uncertainty, make you appear hesitant, and create a lack of trust among your audience’.
Say ‘Who gives a fuck?’ which instantly suggests an aura of confidence, coolness under pressure and lack of any emotions whatsoever – a vital tool in modern business.
FUNNY EMO FACES
Using funny emo faces and dancing cats etc can suggest you feel insecure and are probably an arsehole. Use a picture of a recent night-out instead or one you took when pissed. This will
show them what a tough bloke/mean bitch you are.
AM I MAKING SENSE?
The chances are you’re probably not but don’t open up the possibility to your audience to question in the first place.
Even if you think you’re encouraging interaction, it ‘speaks to an underlying belief you may have that you’re confused and unqualified to be speaking on the matter’, writes Manqui.
Say ‘Do I make myself fucking clear?’ and no-one will be stealing your mug again in a hurry.