There is something that attracts us all to positivity, like the warm sun on a chilly day. Here are ten positive phrases that you can use in your speech to help draw your listener in and hold attention:
1. I’m grateful for your… This is a show of appreciation and thanks that makes the receiver appreciate you more.
2. I won’t do that again… The acknowledgement of wrongdoing, of hurt or pain that another person feels allow for a barrier to be lowered.
3. Yes, I am IN… Your engagement and enthusiasm can be infectious, lifting mood and morale.
4. You can count on me… A vote of support and promise of loyalty is always meaningful and creates a positive reaction, when sincerely meant.
5. Wow that’s a great idea… People are grateful and motivated by their biggest cheerleaders.
6. I’d love to listen to what you have to say, what do you think?… Simply having someone take the time to listen and ask for your opinion can make a huge difference in your relationship with them. Letting others win sometimes shows mutual respect and consideration.
7. I don’t want to waste your time… Being respectful of the other person’s time
8. Let me come up with some ideas and get back to you… shows initiative and creativity which can be attractive to a manager or coworker
9. I understand why this is difficult for you… Compassion can bring people closer. As can empathy. ‘It’s okay to make mistakes,’ is a statement that creates a softer place to land.
10. I am going to WIN this… Determination and passion are not only attractive, they can also be inspiring.
The key to attracting an audience with words is to be sincere, warm, and upfront, without trying too hard. We didn’t say it was easy, did we?