Instead of, “I’m sorry but…” try, “I’m sorry for…”
Rather than asking, “Why?” replace the question with, “Tell me more about…”
And what if we changed, “Boys will be boys” to “Boys will be held accountable”?
Irrelevant semantics? Tedious euphemisms? The science says no.
Words matter. Words are powerful. They shape and create our perceptions.
Today, our lives seem beset by conflict and discourse.
As individuals, we feel powerless in effecting any real change.
But what if the redirection isn’t necessarily top-down?
What if we could be part of the solution?
Or even better: participants in co-creating it?
Recognised, respected behaviour studies, conducted by some of the world’s leading experts, have shown how the words we use can directly influence our behaviour. speakGreen rolls out daily micro-interventions, focusing on our language, encouraging us to regenerate, expand and evolve our vocabulary.
Whether you’re a language professional, a politician, a teacher or just a parent hoping to build stronger foundations for your children, Dr. Claudia Gross gives us a holistic, practical structure on which we can build.
Highlighting pluralism and gender positivity over polarisation, and igniting personal and communal growth, speakGreen inspires us to find and amplify the good in the world, and to make conflict resolution a positive sum game.
Do you think, talk, write and express yourself?
Then this book is for you!
Transform yourself, your life and your world with the power of language: speakGreen!