They, words, sometimes like hand grenades explode. The funny thing is that they often explode when unexpected. Some words we all know are triggers for everyone. They are words that are often called “foul language.” Sometimes we call them 4-letter words like work! Language is funny, and if you are not a native language English speaker, it is even harder when you re required to communicate in English. Heck, I know even people that grow up with English struggle with the rules. Like when do you properly use y’all? Or the word ain’t, technically it is in the dictionary now does that make it a word? Or because it is a late addition to the dictionary, does it still stand in the limbo of not being a word?
Recently in the south of the US, people have combined y’all and ‘aint to produce the, even more, contracted y’a’int! It intrigues me when you consider communication and language. I’ve talked about my friend that has built a deck of communication pattern cards. I’ve even shared a few of those over the years. But when it comes to sharing information on a writing site, the importance of words becomes critical. The reality of the most thing is that humor doesn’t always convey. Sarcasm is a form that doesn’t work online. On the internet, no one sees you smile! Humor, however, is essential both in what we perceive but also in what we read in front of us!
Yesterday I asked about salespeople. What kind of salesperson do you not like to work with? It was a question that got great responses. For the most part, any comment is useful. Please note I did say for the most part. I noticed that most people responded that push aggressive salespeople did not win their business. The goal of any salesperson is to earn your business. So losing your business by being pushy would seem to be antithetical. Why, if no one likes pushy salespeople, are there so many pushy salespeople? That got me thinking, what job would you expect to have a pushy person doing? Specifically, that push sales type that most of you didn’t like.
What job should they do?
Yesterday’s Post on Sales people!