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The Power of Words in a short film – scroll down for some quotes to get you thinking

Most interactions that we have, in relationships, in marriage, in parenting, in business as managers, coaches or sales people happen through conversation.

That’s the power of words.

We chose our name Intelligent Dialogue carefully, we know the power of having two way conversations that are full of understanding. They build relationships, and good relationships build stronger teams, and stronger teams build stronger businesses.


It’s not what you say – it’s the way that you say it – that’s what gets results

Quotes to inspire you –

The power of words

“Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind”
Rudyard Kipling

“Handle them carefully, for words have more power than atom bombs.”
Pearl Strachan

Less is more

“Don’t speak unless you can improve on the silence.”
Spanish Proverb

“There are two types who say very little: the quiet type and the mouthy type.”

“The trouble with talking too fast is you may say something you haven’t thought of yet.”
Ann Landers

“English is the perfect language for preachers because it allows you to talk until you think of what to say.”
Garrison Keillor

“Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something.”

“If it takes a lot of words to say what you have in mind – give it more thought.”
Dennis Roth

Listen well

“The most precious things in speech are the pauses.”
Sir Ralph Richardson

“Wisdom is the reward for a lifetime of listening … when you’d have preferred to talk.”
D.J. Kaufman

Speak clearly

“Speak properly, and in as few words as you can, but always plainly; for the end of speech is not ostentation, but to be understood.”
William Penn

“Don’t, Sir, accustom yourself to use big words for little matters.”
Dr Samuel Johnson

Actions speak louder than words

“After all is said and done, more is said than done.”

“We have too many high sounding words, and too few actions that correspond with them.”
Abigail Adams

“The words we say will teach if we practice what we preach.”

“The real art of conversation is not only to say the right thing at the right place but to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.”
Dorothy Nevill

“Half the world is composed of people who have something to say and can’t, and the other half who have nothing to say and keep on saying it.”
Robert Frost

“Most conversations are simply monologues delivered in the presence of a witness. ”
Margaret Millar

“If you wouldn’t write it and sign it, don’t say it.”
Earl Wilson

“Be careful of your thoughts; they may become words at any moment.”
Ira Gassen

“When you are arguing with a fool, make sure he isn’t doing the same thing.”

“Good communication is as stimulating as black coffee, and just as hard to sleep after. ”
Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Click here for the words that inspired Nelson Mandela

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