The Week profiles research that reveals words that increase the likelihood that your coworkers will agree with you. The big winner? Using the word “yeah.” More from the story:

What they found: The word “yeah” — not “accomplish,” “drive,” “results,” or other traditional “power words” — is incredibly persuasive.

The researchers also found that the words “start,” “meeting,” “people,” “give,” and “discuss” correlate with increased agreement, while “recognition,” “speech,” “fair,” “flat,” “middle,” “bottom,” and “animals” (!) have the reverse effect.

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  • Saurabh Hooda

    Yeah 🙂

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