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Tone of Voice and Effectiveness

When asking reflective questions, be sure you don’t shout them. The adage, “What you are doing speaks so loudly that I can’t hear what you are saying” rings true here. Your tone of voice communicates almost as much as the words. It reminds me of the following poem:

It’s not only what you say
But the manner in which you say it.
It’s not only the language you use
But the tone in which you convey it.
“Come here!” I sharply said,
And the child cowered and wept.
“Come here,” I gently said. He looked and smiled
And straight to my lap he crept.
Words may be mild and fair
But the tone can pierce like a dart.
Words may
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