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Communication -- Eight One-Liners That Stick

July 23, 2007 | 77,601 views

What makes for good communication? Results. And effective one-liners are a great way to accomplish just that.

Effective communicators know how to use one-liners to their advantage, whether it‘s creating a catchy tag line that people can‘t easily forget, or creating a bond with the one you‘re speaking with.

A few examples of effective one-liners include:

  • "Bond, James Bond." This may be one of the most famous one-liners out there, but you don‘t have to be a 007 hero to use it. Repeating your name twice (either your first name, or your last name, depending on which one you want them to remember) is a great tool to make your name stick.
  • "I‘ve heard some great things about you," is effective because letting someone know they‘re liked by others almost automatically endears them to you.
  • "We have something in common." It‘s easier to bond with people who you have something in common with, so pointing out what that connection is opens the door to forming a deeper bond.
  • "Let‘s strike while the iron is hot!" Instead of the lukewarm offer to do something at some unspecified point in the future, people who take charge and offer to turn a wish into something more concrete exude productivity and assertiveness.

For the remaining four one liners click the link below.


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