How to Marie Kondo Your Words: 3 Word Tips in 30 Seconds

Will Jelbert
2 min readOct 18, 2020

3 Word Tips for connecting better (from my new book, Word Wise):

1) Ctrl + F on the word “Just” and delete: A Google executive banned the word “just” from her team’s communications after she realized that striking it from a phrase clarified and strengthened the message.

2) Start requests with “Would you be willing to…”: Research by Loughborough University in the UK shows customers, family, and friends will be more likely to say “yes” to you.

Will Jelbert

Bestselling author of Word Wise and The Happiness Animal