Monday, September 19, 2016

Quick Tips: How To Make Your Words Matter

Linda Gilden is an experienced writer, speaker, editor, writing coach, and Certified Personality Trainer who believes in the importance of communication. Today she shares three tips for making your words matter. 

Communication among families and friends has taken a turn toward short and sweet. Emoticons and texting shorthand have changed the way we write to each other and eliminated much of the use of verbal communication.

So what can we do about it? Become intentional with your spoken words, especially to your children. When you send them off to school (or to anywhere for that matter), be intentional about what you say to your children. Your words will linger and you can make their days brighter or ruin it altogether. Here's how:

  •          Choose your words carefully. They won’t be forgotten.
  •          Make sure they are positive. They will have maximum impact throughout the day.
  •          Match your body language to your words. An “I love you” backed up by a smile and      a hug will be remembered in many ways.

Effective encouragement often comes in the form of words—words once spoken that can’t be taken back. So choose your words carefully. Let your words that echo in the minds of your children each day be uplifting and ones that spur them on to have the best day ever!

Check out Linda's creative devotion book in which each week's devotions center around one word. You can order it here.

Linda Gilden is an experienced writer, speaker, editor, writing coach, and Certified Personality Trainer. Author of the popular Love Notes series, she is also the author of Mommy Pick-Me-Ups, Mama Was the Queen of Christmas, Personality Perspectives – Clues to Building Better Relationships, Called to Write, and many ghostwritten books. With over a thousand magazine articles to her credit, she is a prolific writer who loves to share a great story. She speaks nationally many times throughout the year, is a frequent radio and television guest, and welcomes the opportunity to help others become better communicators.

You can connect with Linda through her web page

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