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Communicating Effectively

Bhawana J.
09/07/2021 1 0

Communicating effectively
When you meet someone:
How are you?
How are things with you?
How are the things?
How is everything?
What’s up?
What’s new?
How are you doing?
How’s it going?
What’s the latest?
How have you been?
How have you been up so lately?
What’s new with you?
How is your life?
How do you do?
To answer how you have been:
I am fine, thanks. What about you?
Pretty well !
I am feeling great!
Just fine!
I am just ok!
Surviving, thanks!
Not so well!
I have come down with flu!
I am ok!
No complain!/ Can’t complain!
Not bad!
Same old !
Not so good!
Nothing much!
Same as always!
Not so great!
Could be better!

To tell how you feel on meeting or listening someone:
Nice to meet you!
Its was a pleasure seeing you!
That’s good to hear!
Good to see you again!
It’s a pleasure to meet you!
Good to see you!
What a surprise!
That’s sound interesting!
Pleased to meet you!
It was nice talking to you!
So I do!
So did I!
Glad to see you!
That’s great

How wonderful!
To respond to a bad news or express regret:
I am sorry to hear that
Oh! Feeling sad about it!
It’s a pity!
That’s terrible!
Poor you!
I am sorry for your loss; may the soul rest in peace!
RIP(Rest In Peace)
Please accept my sincere condolences on the loss of your _______.
Words are not enough to express my sorrow. You are in my prayers.
I am saddened to hear of your sudden loss.
I offer you my thoughts, prayer and well wishes during this dark time of your life.
Please accept my condolence, just know that I am here for you and please don’t hesitate to reach out.
At this difficult time in your life, we pray that God will grant your family the peace to get through this.
Sincere condolences.

On Ending a meeting:
Good bye!
See you soon!
See you later!
Nice seeing you!
Nice meeting you ( while getting apart)
It was nice chatting with you!
Anyway, I should get going!
To show surprise:
Don’t tell me!
No way!
I can’t believe it!

To motivate someone:
you are on the right track!
Give it a try!
Go for it!
Why not!
Just do it!
What are you waiting for?
Keep up the good work!
Keep it up!
I am proud of you!
Hang in there!

Thank You:
That’s so kind of you[Thank you]
I owe you one[Thank you]
I am really grateful[Thank you]
I really appreciate it. [Thank you]

Reply Of Thankyou:
Mention not.
My pleasure.
I am happy to help you
It’s ok
No problem
To tell your opinion:
In my opinion_
If you ask me_
I feel that_
I would say that__
The way I see it_
In my view_
As far as I am concerned_
Please don’t mind but_
I am utterly convinced.
According to me_
I reckon _
To ask for information:
Do you have any idea?
Would you happen to know?
I don’t suppose you know
If you don’t mind
Tell me something
To say I don’t know:
I have no idea.
I can’t help you there.
Beats me(informally)
I’m not really sure.
I’ve been wandering that too

When you don’t have any opinion:
I’ve never given it much thought.
I don’t have strong feelings either way.
It doesn’t make any difference to me.
I have no opinion on the matter.
For being Tired:
I’m exhausted!
I’m dead tired!
I’m beat!
I’m gonna hit the sack!

To ask for repetition:
Come again please
What did you say?
What was that?
Please say that again
Pardon/ I beg your pardon please!
Could you say that again?
Sorry, I missed the last part of your sentence.
Sorry, I am having a hard time hearing you.
Sorry, the line seems to be very bad( in phone)
Sorry, there is a lot of background noise.
A bit slower please.
I’m sorry, but I still didn’t get that.

Phrases for agreeing (used in response to someone)
Literally, Exactly, Absolutely, Definitely, certainly, of course, that’s so true, I agree 100%, By all means,
I suppose so
Phrases for disagreeing ( in response)
I’m not sure about that.
That’s not how I see it.
Not necessarily.
Common conversation with Guest and friends
Sorry for keeping you waiting.
Long time no see!
We are meeting after a long time.
Ya, I have been busy lately.
Please help yourself ( serve yourself)
After you!
I will be right back!
Oh, you shouldn’t have!
Come on! its only something small.
Come on its just a token of love
My pleasure
Alright! It’s time for me to go.
On that happy note, it’s time for me to say goodbye.
What’s the rush! Join us for dinner.
Thank you , some other day.
Ok, as you say.
Let me walk you to the door!
Say my hello to your mother.
See you!

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