The words we use matter. Here are some examples of words or phrases that are especially powerful.
Once upon a time. The most powerful words in storytelling. No matter how long the story goes, or how complex it becomes, every story has a beginning.
You. Because in business or in life, the more you can focus your efforts on other people, the more they will care about what you say.
“Yes and…” The two words that keep improvisation going. Hint: they can also keep any conversation going.
What’s next? Because when you finish a project or complete an accomplishment, you move on to another. It’s all about process.
(See the end of this classic Roger Federer video for a great example of “What’s next?”)