Words I wish were words
December 4, 2012 at 1:45pm by Guest Author
As an account executive I often find that I randomly come up with words that would work oh-so-perfectly in an email. Maybe it is just the word I need to really support that important point I'm trying to convey. Or possibly this word just frames a feeling or concern, in an appropriate way. Well, as it turns out, all of us on the account service team find ourselves in similar situations, and there are a handful of words that just keep popping up.
With that said, may I present to you my list of the top four words that I wish were words.
Example: "You'll find the attached document very impactful, as it points out…"
Example: "After chatting through the details, everyone left the meeting in agreeance."
Example: "Can you send me the brief? I want to get better orientated with the project"
4. Executional mandatories.
Example: "Please ensure you meet the executional mandatories outlined below"
Going forward, I would really like permission to use these words. Translation: what I am saying here is that 1) yes, I recognize that these are not words, but 2) now that I've proven not be grammatical misfit, can I please use them anyways?
And if I haven't convinced you yet, by giving us this permission we can now eliminate those instances where I, or another member of the department, calls out (usually disruptively across the whole floor) to a co-worker for their feedback on whether 'impactful' can be used in a email.