Power Play: Love the old-fashioned

The respect Power Players reserve for old-fashioned stuff that works or is charming. Words like ‘cockamamie’ or ‘hootenanny’, which should be revived simply because they sound great. Or a word like ‘discombobulated’, because it sounds exactly like it feels.

Old-fashioned manners like saying ‘sir’ or ‘ma’am’ or ‘miss’ to the appropriate people need to be brought back into the day-to-day lexicon. Why not? These words are charm personified.

Power Players have a terrific sense of history. They love to pay homage to the old-fashioned. There’s something really classy about it, too.

Learn about the old-fashioned. Get to love the old-fashioned. It will charm people’s socks off. Drop the occasional old-fashioned word or demonstrate those old-fashioned manners and you’ll be amazed at the reaction.

Power Players know exactly where and exactly when to use this old-fashioned charm. Listen to your instincts and you will too.

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