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Are You Using These 4 Powerful Words?

December 4, 2012

Daily ReadAre You Using These 4 Powerful Word

Four simple words, used correctly and with the right intent, can make a powerful impact on your business, your life, and other people. When you need help, start by using these four–and only these four–words:

“Can you help me?”

And then stop there! We tend to state what we need with extra imagery and an underlying directive, in essence we are framing our request (for example: “I’m meeting with investors next week and my slides need a few formatting tweaks”). Instead, humble yourself and just ask “can you help me”. The response will most likely be “sure, how?”

By asking for help this way you are showing your respect and trust in other people, (especially important with your employees) and you are giving them the freedom to freely share their expertise and knowledge, and you will get the help you want and you need.

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