Many times when we are working with a group, during our conversation on effective communication, we talk about the power of words and their meaning to us as individuals. We would ask the questions, “When I say the word dog, what comes to your mind?”
The answers open you eyes to how varied people’s meanings are to a simple word such as “dog”. They have said, “cat” or “poodle” or “Lassie” or even “food” (it’s not what you’re thinking )
The point is that with the variety of answers such as that, it’s a miracle that we can string a thought together and have other people actually comprehend what we are meaning!
The point of this following video illustrates how changing the words to communicate the same thing, but in a more effective and eloquent way reaps you more rewards.