"Words not backed by action are meaningless," says Darlene Price, president of Well Said, Inc. and author of "Well Said!
Presentations and Conversations That Get Results.
"You can use the right words and phrases to sound 'trusting,' but language is no replacement for being a trustworthy person.
In the words of Ralph Waldo Emerson, 'Who you are speaks so loudly I cannot hear what you're saying.'"
says the word "trust" comes the Old Norse word treysta, meaning "to rely on or have confidence in."
"The basis for a healthy, productive relationship is trust," she
"As a professional, it's critical to earn the trust of those with whom you work."
For example, as an employee, you need your boss to have confidence in your abilities before he
will promote you; as a manager, you need your team to rely on your leadership before they'll follow; and as a speaker or presenter, you need your audience to believe in your message before they'll act on your recommendation.
"When people trust you, they're much more likely to believe in you, bond with you, and buy from you."
Here are 18 phrases professionals use to get others to trust them:
"Simple words that show you value the person generate positive emotions and set the stage for trust," says Price
It's a sure way to earn their trust and foster good will, says Price
"When you communicate that you're on the same side as your listener, it lessens hostility and competition and fosters teamwork and trust," says Price
It conveys a sense of acceptance, compassion, and care," says Price