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Examples of Positive Speech

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Concrete examples of how to work positive thinking and speech into your career search, networking and job interviews.

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Examples of Positive Speech

  1. 1. Examples of POSITIVE SPEECH
  2. 2. Putting Positive Thinking into Practice Nega%ve  self-­‐talk   Posi%ve  thinking   I’ve  never  done  it  before.   It’s  an  opportunity  to  learn  something   new.   It’s  too  complicated.   I’ll  tackle  it  from  a  different  angle.   I  don’t  have  the  resources.   Necessity  is  the  mother  of  inven=on.   I’m  too  lazy  to  get  this  done.   I  wasn’t  able  to  fit  it  into  my  schedule,  but   I  can  re-­‐examine  some  priori=es.   There’s  no  way  it  will  work.   I  can  try  to  make  it  work.   It’s  too  radical  a  change.   Let’s  take  a  chance.   No  one  bothers  to  communicate  with  me.   I’ll  see  if  I  can  open  the  channels  of   communica=on.   I’m  not  going  to  get  any  beEer  at  this.   I’ll  give  it  another  try.   hEp://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-­‐lifestyle/stress-­‐management/in-­‐depth/posi=ve-­‐thinking/art-­‐20043950?pg=2  
  3. 3. Putting Positive Thinking into Practice - NEGATIVE I’m not sure what sort of work I want to do. + POSITIVE I’m pursuing opportunities in areas of interest to me.
  4. 4. Putting Positive Thinking into Practice - NEGATIVE I’ve been out of work for almost two years. + POSITIVE I’m taking active steps to build a successful career through a meaningful job.
  5. 5. Putting Positive Thinking into Practice - NEGATIVE I am running out of ideas on what to do next. + POSITIVE I’ll research and explore ways to be more effective.
  6. 6. Putting Positive Thinking into Practice - NEGATIVE I was let go from my last job. + POSITIVE The company restructuring afforded me the opportunity to explore new options.
  7. 7. Putting Positive Thinking into Practice - NEGATIVE I don’t have the experience to get the job I want. + POSITIVE I’m working to expand my skillset in areas of key interest for my career.
  8. 8. Putting Positive Thinking into Practice - NEGATIVE It’s all who you know and I don’t know the right people. + POSITIVE I’m actively growing my network to meet key leaders in my industry.

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