"Say What You Mean and Mean What You Say Without Being Mean When You Say It" ~ Meryl Runion Rose                                ShoppingCart Plum NB 50

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PowerPhrase IconI love using the phrase:

  • You're right

for three reasons. 1) People love to hear it. 2) It defuses conflict quickly. 3) It forces me to figure out what IS right about what they're saying.

There is almost always some important message for me, and often more than I realize at first. Discovering that is very good for communication.

I'm not saying they're right about everything. I'm not saying I'm wrong about everything. I'm just letting them know that I can see some value in their point. If I can't say you're right sincerely, then I modify it by saying,

  • You may be right.

Read my responses to communication questions below (link here and here) to see how I recommend using it. 

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©2015 Meryl Runion Rose. Meryl is a Certified Speaking Professional and the Creator of the SpeakStrong Method of Dynamically Effective Communication. Find her at www.SpeakStrong.com

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