>> Do You Use These Five Words?
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MED NEWS blog post from Dr. Maria ON Speaking, LLC
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Findings Better Words
Take a walk down memory lane with me. You’re back in first year med school and the professor is using a word you don’t know. (“Syncope,” the fancy way of saying “fainting” or “passing out,” was the word for me in med school.) The professor keeps using the word, as if everyone must surely know it. You scribble a note to yourself to look it up later. While you do that, you miss some important points the professor is making, and now you’re even more confused than ever.
This is how we healthcare professionals can come across to the world. We don’t mean to. We are simply using the language that is comfortable and automatic. But as a result, patients, viewers, and the audiences we’re trying to reach can feel left behind.
Using better words takes practice. In fact, there’s a whole unit on this topic in my media skills and presentation courses. To get you started thinking about this, here are FIVE words you should stop using in media interviews and in presentations.
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