Probably you’re a high achiever precisely because you don’t chatter a lot. No worries. Quiet people can have higher impact with stronger words.
Here’s a quick-start guide for using strong words to make your boss look good and get some attention for your amazing results.
How to use this? Easy. When you run into the Chief Something or other in the elevator and she asks, “How are you?” you respond with something much stronger, and therefore more memorable. People form stronger bonds over strong things, whether positive or negative. Use your vocabulary accordingly.
Ms. Henkle, I’m beyond excited. I gave those pathetic nitwits at [name of competitor] a whipping with my team’s new thingamabob!
Combine one strong positive with one thing or one strong negative with one other thing (those we don’t like.)
One of the quickest career paths is talking about your accomplishments (yes, I know you hate to do this) in a way that makes the company look good as your achievements shine through.