The Power of Words: The GOOD

This is a post I did early in the year when reflecting on the chapter over Verbal Communication. I encourage you to review it! I’ll have a couple of follow-up posts, as well!


Last year (2014), I began a new tradition for myself, altering a long-held fight with resolutions that didn’t work or make sense. Inspired by an interesting news brief on a morning show, and fueled by several months of a frustrating personal life, I became resolute and returned to the one thing that has always been a constant in my life: words.

As we get ready to begin talking about verbal messages next week (for most of my sections; some are already past this topic), I suddenly realized I had yet to pick my words for this year. Last year, my words were “warrior” and “thrive.” These words had very personal meaning for me, as all words will for each of us. We may use a word in a denotative way with others, but when it comes to a word’s essence, we have personal attachment to certain words; they ignite a…

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