Workplace Verbiage

weak words

Sometimes it’s the smallest words and phrases that shape how you’re perceived around the office. Here are a few to watch out for…

Your job title isn’t the only thing that determines how influential you are. Every word you use at work expresses your personal brand, from your confidence and authority to your depth of knowledge. And it’s verbs–those action words that should be the engine of a sentence–that most often trip us up.

Overusing certain weak verbs can make you sound weaker, too. They can undercut your ability to inspire others and suggest to listeners–from top executives and colleagues to your direct reports–that you aren’t really sure of yourself. So while there’s certainly room for uncertainty in any workplace, you might want to trim these verbs from your vocabulary.

Read the full article: Six Verbs That Make You Sound Weak (No Matter Your Job Title)