Churchill: The Power Of Words
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Winston Churchill became Prime Minister of Great Britain in 1940, at a time of great international crisis, when dictatorship looked likely to triumph in Europe. Churchill used the power of words to boost morale, to rally resistance, to defy Hitler, and to build an alliance with the United States. His words had warned of the impending crisis. Now they helped keep Britain in the war and, by doing so, kept alive the possibility of the defeat of Nazism and the liberation of Europe. The exhibition, which ran from June through to September at the Morgan Library & Museum, shows how Churchill built and sustained his career by his mastery of the English language: through his many books and newspaper articles, his personal correspondence, his wit, and by the power of his oratory.
Winston Churchill understood and wielded the power of words throughout his six decades in the public eye. His wartime writings and speeches revealed both his vision for the future and his own personal feelings, fascinating generation after generation with their powerful style and thoughtful reflection. In this book Churchill's official biographer, Martin Gilbert, has skilfully selected 200 extracts from his entire oeuvre of books, articles and speeches that reflect his life story, career and philosophy. From intimate memories of his childhood to his contributions to half a century of debates on war and social policy, we see how Churchill used words for different purposes: to argue for moral causes; to advocate action in the national and international spheres, and to tell of his own struggles, setbacks and achievements. Martin Gilbert's informed choice of extracts and his illuminating explanations linking them together create a compelling biography of Churchill as recounted in the great man's own inimitable words.
Former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill was a master of words, his granddaughter Celia Sandys said Monday on the Texas A&M University campus. As a politician, she said, Churchill used words to inspire and lead the world in some of the most famous speeches ever made.
Sandys played clips from this and other speeches during her lecture, which was followed by a discussion with Andrew Natsios, director of the Scowcroft Institute and executive professor at the Bush School. When asked by Natsios whether Churchill would have backed Brexit, Sandys said her grandfather would have avoided it, adding that his words have been cited by leaders on both sides of the issue.
Throughout his six decades in the public spotlight, Winston Churchill understood and used the power of words. With their strong manner and careful consideration, his wartime writings and speeches conveyed both his vision for the future and his own personal thoughts, captivating generations after generations. Martin Gilbert, Churchill's official biographer, has expertly picked 200 excerpts from his whole output of books, essays, and speeches that highlight his life narrative, career, and philosophy in this book. We see how Churchill used words for different purposes: to argue for moral causes; to advocate action in the national and international spheres; and to tell of his own struggles, setbacks, and achievements, from intimate memories of his childhood to his contributions to half a century of debates on war and social policy. Martin Gilbert's well-chosen selections and insightful explanations that tie them all together produce a captivating Churchill biography told in the great man's own unique words.
Patrick Henry knew the power of words. He stood and proclaimed, "I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!" His words inspired a nation to declare its independence.
John F. Kennedy knew the power of words. In his inaugural address, he said, "Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country." A new generation took up the task of creating a "Great Society."
Henry, Churchill, and Kennedy chose their words carefully. They knew that words were more than just sounds: they are firecrackers that ignite meaning in the mind of the listener. And like a string of firecrackers, one lighting the next, the meaning directs the listener's thinking to a specific area. The thinking creates emotion, and emotion leads to action.
It's unfortunate that many words uttered by dental professionals create negative meaning in people's minds, which leads to negative thinking and emotions. Let me give you an example of a word most dentists use every day: patient. We call those who walk in our doors "patients" - but what message does that word send? To most people, a patient is a person treated for a disease. What do doctors and dentists do to patients? They treat them.
What if you called the people who walked in your door "guests?" What message does this word send? A guest is someone you care for and take extremely good care of. How does it feel to be a guest? Wonderful! By simply changing your words, you can change the meaning people give to a visit to your office.
In addition to the listener, there is another person who is shaped by language: the speaker. The words you choose to describe the people, things, and tasks in your office help define how you see yourself and your profession. Here are descriptions of two dentists. As you read these descriptions, ask, "Which one would I rather be?"
If any of the above words seem so strange that you say, "I could never use that," think again. Maybe your resistance is simply inertia - you've been using the old words so long that anything else sounds strange. Remember, comfortable doesn't always equal right; it just means you're used to a certain way of doing things. Here's a physical example of what I'm talking about. Right now, fold your arms in front of you, one on top of the other. Now, fold them so the other arm is on top. It feels strange, doesn't it? But is one way more "correct" than the other? Of course not. It's the same with changing the words you habitually use. Try using a few new words and see what effect they have on your "guests," your "team," and yourself.
I wrote this article after reading about and then visiting Dr. Lori Ann Kemmet of Boulder, Col. Dr. Kemmett and her team have mastered the awesome power of words. Using terms like "guest," "studio" and "service coordinator" helped Dr. Kemmett create a solo practice that grosses $1.2 million and nets more than $500,000 within a four-day week. Some of the listed word pairs are from Dr. Kirk Larson's wonderful and wacky Web site, gvblackanddecker.com.
2. Come up with a list of words that do the best job of describing that office, the people who work there, and the services they perform. Use the list on the second page of this article as a starting point.
Aldous Huxley said, "Words form the thread on which we string our experiences." Do you want to experience something different in your practice? Maybe it's time you look at the thread that holds the whole thing together: the words you choose to use.
It's fitting to end this article with the words of Mark Twain, who said, "A powerful agent is the right word. Whenever we come upon one of those intensely right words ... the resulting effect is physical as well as spiritual, and electrically prompt."
Smart speakers, as well as their speechwriters, sprinkle their speeches with carefully-chosen power words drenched in sensory details, drawing the audience from one emotion to another as skillfully as any novelist or screenwriter.
But whatever you call them; smart, attractive people such as yourself have mastered the strategic use of power words and use this valuable communication skill every day to pack their writing with emotion so they can increase conversions.
Speaking of myself, even though I might use such words when I speak to someone, I am careful to use words that even a 5th grade student would understand or based on the kind of readers I get over at my blog. So, I do need to keep the words very simple and easy to understand. This is for the purpose of blogging, though there are always exceptions.
I am super excited to get your mind-blowing list of wondrous power words. The post was an eye opener and such a bargain considering all you want in return is an endorsed share. ? Thanks. Did I over do what I learned from your post? ?
As a therapist my work is all about power words. Thinking about recent sessions these come to mind: hunger, desperation, rage, alone, antidote, wish, dreams. Now if I can just hold on to them as move from my arm chair to my desk and write!
Writing forms the basis of blogging, as it does journalism, play writing, speech writing and so on. All of these forms employ words, which are crafted by what we all call WRITING, to attract readers or listeners and gain attention. ALL writing, not just blogging.
Using these so called power words does not make you a better writer. The power of a written piece does not come from individual words, it comes from the context the words are written in; how they relate to other words; sentences; paragraphs and the subject they are describing.
Wow! Much like your former students, I have been looking for this list for years! Thanks for putting this together and now I will print it out and place it in front of me for reference in all my writing. I have also shared it with our writers so they too can benefit from your Uncensored, Mind-Blowing and Victorious list of power words. Thansk!
Jon, my hat off to you. As a former college teacher of rhetoric a Dale Carnegie instructor and writing coach, I watch people struggle to find the right words to appeal to the right emotion. Your explanations and lists are concrete, and once again, very helpful. Thanks for being there for us.
Thanks for the list Jon. Your list is quite effective. I bookmarked this page for future use while writing new blog posts. This list of words is quite effective and easy to use. Thanks for sharing this list.
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