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WORDS TO SOUND SMARTER AT WORK

To sound more professional at work you can integrate some of the 13 following words into your everyday speech. A smarter way of speaking will help you at work but also when enjoying TonyBet.

Mindfulness: Mindfulness is a special form of attention, especially to oneself.

Adaptation: Adaptation describes the adjustment, for example, of an organism to its living environment or of a piece of writing to a target group. It is not to be confused with adoption.

Ambition: If you are asked in the interview about your ambitions to apply for the advertised position, you should be able to understand and answer this question without any problems. Ambition describes a goal-oriented striving or a special form of ambition, even a hunger for power.

Authenticity: The word has already been used and stands for the genuineness or unpretentiousness of a person.

Deficit: The deficit describes a lack or a financial shortfall.

Difference: Similar to deficit, difference refers not only to the result of a subtraction in the mathematical sense, but also to a shortfall. It is also commonly used to describe a difference of opinion.

Initiative: A word that looks good in every application is initiative. But of course you should also know what it actually means: It is a special form of independence, i.e. you take on personal responsibility or become active on your own, without needing any stimulus from outside.

Functionality: A nice long word that describes nothing more and nothing less than the ability to perform a specific function.

Hierarchy: With your new “stylish” vocabulary, you certainly want to move up in the hierarchy of your company. For this, you should know this word, which is used as a synonym for rank.

Imply: This verb expresses that someone implies something without saying it concretely. A simple example would be: Let’s say we imply that you have “silent” speech. By doing so, we would imply that you are from the social underclass.

Initiate: Another nice verb with the initial “I” is initiate. When you initiate something, you give the impetus for an action. For example, by making a tasteless remark, you initiate a conflict between two colleagues. So synonyms are to incite, to initiate, to cause, to give an impulse, or to set something in motion.

Innovation: Innovation is a term that you will certainly come across more often in your professional life. It describes a process of innovation, often – but not only – in the technical sense. It stands for a reform, an innovation or renewal or also a controlled change. Colloquially, innovation describes the invention or idea itself. Correctly applied, however, innovation is only its concrete implementation, for example in a product, a service or a process.

Stimulus: This strange-sounding word has already been used. It is actually nothing more than a description of a stimulus that triggers a certain reaction. Synonyms for stimulus are incentive, incentive, impulse or driving force.

From now on, you will be able to understand the 13 listed terms in professional life as well as apply them correctly yourself.

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