Meryl Runion’s love of language rocks with a purpose. In her weekly ezine and in her new book, Speak Strong: Say what you MEAN. MEAN what you say. Don’t be MEAN when you say it, she coaches people on what to say in dicey situations. More than that, she attempts to “rock the boat” of those 90% of people who stay silent when speaking out is required.
Her book, organized in four steps with 51 succinct, example-laden skills in total, guides readers on “what to say when” without being mean-or ineffectual! By following her seasoned advice, you can change negative exchanges into positive ones and reap the relationship rewards afterward.
For writers, I especially love Meryl’s four-page list of emotional words that can enliven your writing as well as make a verbal impression.
I also love her book’s subtitle “Say what you MEAN. MEAN what you say. Don’t be MEAN when you say it,” which employs the chiasmic writing technique. I suggest employing it as your mantra for living.