Whether you’re having a casual conversation, interviewing for a new position or trying to get laid, people’s opinion of you and your worth is shaped in a large part by the way you communicate.
While body language and actions are anything but trivial, the words you use, and the words you don’t, are paramount for forming the perception of your personality.
While it’s impossible to fake an extensive vocabulary, the good news is your vernacular isn’t the most important part of this process. Despite this fact you should find time to read novels regularly. They will make you a better writer, speaker and reader. Reading will make you more knowledgeable and if you find the right book for your mood it’s incredibly entertaining and rewarding.
The larger your vocabulary the more tools you have at your disposal, but having all the tools in the world is useless if you don’t pick the best one for the job, and then get to work. Some of the best handy work in the world has been done with little more than a hammer and duct tape. It’s not about what you have, but about how you use what you do. Continue reading “Words Matter: Speak with Purpose” »