Words hurt, heal, motivate, and aggravate. They are powerful. They control emotions and can even control a person physically.
A word is worth a thousand pictures.
Come here. Two words that move a person from there to here.
Write this down. Three words that cause people to put words on a page.
Remember a time when you felt angry. Seven words that can create an overload of emotions.
Your words are power. Think of the number of people you have made smile by saying, I really appreciate you. Or the number of people you have hurt by saying, Whats wrong with you? Cant you do anything right?
Words possess just as much power when spoken to a crowd of a thousand as in a one on one conversation. Its one thing to get one person excited, but impassion an entire group, and you have irresistible intensity on your side.
Use your words more effectively
1. Understand their influence. Do not use or choose your terms lightly. A wrong word can turn an audience from friends to fiends. The better you know your group the better you can tailor your terms for their benefit.
You get to choose the outcome. Want the group to be charged, mad,...