Power Words

Awkward Post 1In the upcoming series of blog posts, I’ll share power words that will help you navigate your way through awkward moments.  Today’s word is “unfortunately.”  Use the word “unfortunately” when you have to tell someone “no.”  Unfortunately is a GREAT way to start the sentence and to drop the bad news bomb:  “Unfortunately, I won’t be able to chair the school auction this year.”    Unfortunately sounds like you really don’t want to say no but have no choice.  The next time you are put on the spot for an answer, try this: “Unfortunately, I won’t be able to answer that today,” or “Unfortunately, I am not in a position to accept…”  You get it, right?  Unfortunately, that’s all I have for you today.

Stay tuned for more avoiding the awkward power words.

About allthingsetiquette

Lynley Jones presents Behave! All things Etiquette, an interactive and hilarious undertaking that will help you how to navigate your world with style and confidence. All Things Etiquette is an endeavor to further society's niceties, build self-esteem, self-respect, and respect for others.
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2 Responses to Power Words

  1. Jan Swift says:

    I love these power words. Many times I am at a loss for words and I remember your tips in navigating life’s ups and downs. Thanks Lynley!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Holly H says:

    This is great! Keep those power words coming!


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