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Office Space: Words Unsaid

There are all sorts of reasons people omit thoughts from a conversation, some of them quite good. Still, some omissions make good communication falter. These are a few:

  • If you avoid speaking because it shows what you don’t know yet.
  • In order to “be competitive.”
  • Because you dislike someone who might be helped by your speaking.
  • If you avoid speaking because it is hard.

These types of words unsaid can shake the cohesion of a team and build distrust where there could be clarity.

The invitation today is this — Give yourself a little truth time. If you are holding back some of your thoughts in conversation, make sure you can identify and defend the reasons why.


Gina Razón is the principal voice specialist at GROW Voice LLC, a full-service voice and speech studio in Boston’s Back Bay.  She has over 17 years of experience both as a teacher of voice and speech, and a voraciously curious voice user.  Gina has worked professionally as a classical singer for over a decade and more recently as a professional public speaker.  For more information on the studio or to book Gina visit www.growvoice.com.

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