This week, we consider language and its affect on the communication process.
Consider these statements:
- What you say is who you are.
- Words are powerful.
You choose language.
Our lecture points out the importance of choosing the right words and expanding our mental lexicon (our base of words from which we choose). A recent study found that the number one concern of employers is an employee’s lack of language skills (written and spoken).
The Power of Language
FIRST***Visit the following website: http://litemind.com/10-strategies-improve-vocabula…, which outlines 10 strategies for improving your vocabulary (mental lexicon).
1. Which strategy resonates most with you? How can you specifically apply that step to improve your vocabulary?
2. How do you anticipate developing your skills with language will help you in your career pursuits?
3. Why is it important to improve your language skills?