Using Positive Language

The words we use give the listener a visual image of what we are trying to convey so it is important to use language that is both useful and encouraging.  For example when asking someone to do something, state what you want them to do so they can make an image in their head of what to do. If you tell them what not to do, they will get an image of that instead. Rather than saying, “Don’t shout.” Say instead, “Speak at a moderate volume.”

About the Author

Gaye O’Brien is a life, Business & Executive Coach, NLP Trainer, Time Line Therapist, Hypnotherapist and International Best-Selling Author of “NLP Essentials for Teachers”. As a catalyst for transformational change Gaye shares her insights in an inspirational, educational and entertaining way, with businesses and individuals who desire to make their greatest contribution to the planet and co-create a more enlightened world.