Words, words, words – the Most Persuasive Words I love words. I use them constantly. I’m in awe of their power and influence. I also love gleaning and collecting all sorts of interesting facts, ideas and opinions from all sorts of sources. I file them knowing there’ll be an opportunity to use or share them, either in conversations, lectures, workshops or in writing. As I sat in Cape Town this week waiting to pitch a proposal, wondering whether I’d be successful, I suddenly remembered I had “Stumbled Upon” a list of the108 Most persuasive words in the English Language back in 2013! I was pleased to see I regularly use a good number of them across all my activities and work. So I’ll give you my word list. And I’ll tell you later if my words managed to persuade my audience!
Achieve Act Adopt Align Analyse Apply Ask Assess Bridge Build Change Choose Clarify Collaborate Communicate Connect Contribute Create Decide Define Deliver Design Develop Diagnose Engage Ensure Ethical Explore Evaluate Establish Find Focus Foresee Gather Generate Goals Identify Implement Improve Inspire Lead Learn Leverage Manage Measure Motivate Performance Prepare Position Plan Research Respond Scan Share Solve Simplify Skills Sustain Train Transform Understand Use Values Win.
Meanwhile you can find the full list somewhere in “Stumbled Upon”…..