Keep Collective Meeting Morale High With These 7 Words

Words matter, so choose them wisely, especially when trying to boost meeting participants’ mood.

Event planners use words all day long—whether in emails, on agendas, on invitations or menus, or in personal conversations. Your language can alter the mood of any event, either positively or negatively, so be strategic about the words you write, speak, project or type.

A recent Inc. article outlined “7 Words the Happiest People Use at Work.” All seven also can be used to boost morale and set a positive tone at a meeting.

Here are the magic words, their meanings and why you should use them during your next working session.

 

Joyous: “Feeling, causing or showing great happiness.”

Why you should use it: You are conveying a positive feeling and spreading it around the room.

 

Pumped: “Excited and enthusiastic about something.”

Why you should use it: You are so excited you can barely contain yourself. You also have high expectations for the project or presentation.

 

Motivated: “To give (someone) a reason for doing something.”

Why you should use it: You are communicating both ambition and positivity.

 

Relish: “Enjoyment or delight in something.”

Why you should use it: You are implying that your actions are accompanied by engagement in your purpose.

 

Sanguine: “Confident and hopeful.”

Why you should use it: You are conveying a positive outlook on what the group is attempting to accomplish, despite any difficulties that arise.

Copacetic: “Very satisfactory.”

Why you should use it: You are communicating how well the project and the team are meshing and how all moving parts are working in harmony.

 

Perfect: “Being entirely without fault or defect.”

Why you should use it: Saying “perfect” when agreeing to an idea or plan implies that you are fully—and happily—on board.

 

*NOTE: All definitions are from the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary.