Positively Negative: How to turn Negative Messages into Positive Ones

Looking for the tools to be seen as a positive person, especially with senior management? Positively Negative: How to Turn Negative Message into Positive Ones is your solution to becoming successful through positivity. You will learn why, when, and where you need to be positive. Most importantly, you’ll learn how to master positivity in specific situations, and the unintentional effects of using negative words when you communicate.

Positively Negative outlines the best way to articulate unpleasant messages in five key opportunities when interacting with senior management: one-on-one, team meetings, conference calls, business presentations, and company socials. So, when these opportunities arise, you can plan, prepare, and perform to be seen as a problem solver who helps the organization achieve its goals. All the while, you will avoid unintentionally becoming that negative, whining complainer company leaders remember for the wrong reasons.

To expand your positive word vocabulary, we provide 18 different word sets to help you transition from Negative to Neutral to Positive using the words, phrases, and questions provided. At the end of each chapter, there are practice statements to help you understand how to convert negative statements to positive ones.

Key points:

o The neuroscience and the impact of negative words on the brain

o The difference between being positive, neutral, and negative

o The mindset needed for communicating positively.

o How your perceived authenticity can impact your intention and impact.

o The mindset you need to have in order to be positive.

o Understanding the 95/5 rule in communications.

o Do you want to be great or just good?

o Understanding the rules of the game.

o The five situations that are either a mine field or fold mine.

o One-on-one conversations and the importance of being positive.

o Are you a problem solver or problem barer?

o How to bring up unpleasant news positively.

o Team meetings and the importance of being positive.

o How do you build your positive brand and reputation?

o Understanding how to ask questions vs. being questioning.

o Conference & virtual calls and the importance of being positive.

o Realizing that there are only three ways to respond to all interactions.

o Presentations and the importance of being positive.

o The importance of your openings, transitions, and closing.

o Understating the difference between content vs. process.

o Q&A and the best way to respond when you don’t have the answer.

o Social events and the importance of being positive.

o How to prepare for socials with senior leaders.

o How do you talk to anyone about anything?

o 18 Example sets of positive words, phrases, and questions to remember.

How do you want to be remembered? Focusing on the aforementioned five key situations, Positively Negative provides you with the best methods for articulating and communicating negative messages more positively. At the end of this book, you will have the tools needed to be seen in a more positive light, and positivity leads to success!