It’s Not What You Say, It’s How You Say It.

Have you ever wondered why some people get away saying things that other’s can’t?  Why the same sentence can be a joke for one person, and a HR nightmare for a different person?  Why the same statement can make a person calmly understand or out of their mind enraged based on who said it?  Well, everyone has heard the expression, ‘It’s not what you say, it’s how you say it!’. Let me explain why this is so true.

It’s because only 7% of communication is the words we say. Here is the breakdown of personal communication:

-55% is body language

– 38% is voice, tone, speed etc.

-7% is the actual words that are said

So the next time you feel like you are being misunderstood, look in the mirror and try to identify opportunities that are more than just the words you say.  If you master your body language and tone, you can become the person in the room who is understood by all.  Give it a try.  You might be surprised at how well it works!

Never stop believing in yourself! Talk to you soon 🙂

-Dan Sims

8 thoughts on “It’s Not What You Say, It’s How You Say It.

  1. It’s true. I’ve always had a horrible mouth and have always said what was on my mind. I tend to say things in a joking manner which have saved me time and time again. I’ve been very lucky leaving a career in telecommunications where everyone else had at least one write up in their jacket, I had none. I’m thankfully retired. No worries about that being an issue at this point. I keep my snarky attitude at home these days


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