Words have power. They have meaning. They shape our experience in the world. It’s how we interpret meaning. According to the book, Neuro-linguistic programing for Dummies, authors Ready and Burton explain that the Linguistics part refers to the way that human beings use language to make sense of the world, to capture and conceptualize experience, and communicate that experience to others. “In NLP, linguistics is the study of how the words you speak influence your experience.” (page 10)
When we use acronyms and jargon, we are diluting the power of the language. We are lessening the impact of words and their brand power. We are mystifying our experiences and connections. And worst of all, we are creating confusion for others.
Regain your full communication power
Resist the temptation to write or speak in abbreviations. Take the extra time to speak and write your thoughts and ideas using long hand. Pay attention to the meaning of each and every word that you use. Look them up in the dictionary (online or old fashioned printed dictionary). Understand the history and origin of that word. Honor it by using it as it was intended.
This is especially important when referring to your brands, your divisions, your missions, your values, even your processes. It took a great deal of effort to create those words and concepts. You can continue to add to their equity by referring to them completely, and not by nickname.
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