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  • Hi. My name is Rebecca, and this lesson may change your life. It may also change the life

  • of the people who are closest to you in your personal and in your professional life. Why

  • am I saying that? Because in today's lesson, I'm going to teach you some simple, yet powerful

  • phrases and expressions that you can use to help stay positive as well as to encourage

  • other people around you, okay? Now, we all want to be loved and appreciated

  • and admired and respected. And sometimes it just the takes a few simple words in order

  • to achieve that. By doing that, we can improve our relationships with other people; we can

  • increase our confidence and the confidence of people around us; and we can also change

  • attitudes for the best -- for the better, okay? So let's look at some of these expressions.

  • And by trying to include them in your daily life, I think you'll see that there will be

  • quite a change in the relationships that you share with people at work and also at home,

  • okay? So let's look at some of these expressions. Okay. So if you want to instill confidence

  • in someone, these are some things you can say. Now, the words here are not difficult.

  • But as I said, sometimes the simplest things are emotionally hard to say. So what you might

  • want to do, especially if you're alone, is after I say the sentence, try to repeat it

  • after me. If you've said something once, it becomes easier to say it again. And then,

  • in the right situation, you may find that the words come to you more easily, okay? So

  • here we go. "I know you can do it." Okay? Repeat after

  • me if you like. "I know you can do it." Okay? We say that when someone isn't very

  • sure; he's feeling a little bit afraid or nervous or scared, maybe before an exam. "I

  • know you can do it." You're showing that you have confidence in them.

  • Something similar to that, "I have confidence in your abilities." Okay? That's a little

  • bit more formal. Perhaps you want to use that at work with one of your colleagues, with

  • someone who you are a supervisor for, right? So -- one of your employees -- "I have confidence

  • in your abilities." Parents can also use that, okay?

  • Another one, "I have faith in you." Would you like to repeat it? "I have faith in you."

  • "I have faith in you" means "I believe you can do it; I know you can do it; I trust you

  • can do it; I believe you have the ability to succeed in whatever it is that we're talking

  • about." Okay? "I have faith in you." Next one, "I believe in you." Okay? Now, this

  • one is actually very powerful. "I believe in you", first of all, is different from saying,

  • "I believe you." That little preposition changes the meaning. If we say to someone, "I believe

  • you", it means that I think that what you're saying is true. Let's say somebody else has

  • another story, you have this story, and I believe your story. "I believe you. I trust

  • that what you're saying is true and honest and correct." That is, "I believe you." Okay?

  • But when we add this little preposition "in", and we say to someone, "I believe in you",

  • it means, "I believe in your potential as a person, your potential as a human being,

  • to achieve something or to do great thing." So it's actually a very powerful thing to

  • say to someone, okay? Now, if the person that you're trying to instill

  • confidence in is yourself, you can also use these on yourself, okay? You can say, "I know

  • I can do it, or I have confidence in my abilities, or I have faith in myself, or I believe in

  • myself." Okay? Sometimes we have to do a little bit of self-talk to make ourselves -- to give

  • ourselves the strength to do something or to face a challenge, okay? All right.

  • Now, if you want to show your appreciation of someone, you could use some of these simple,

  • yet powerful phrases, okay? "I trust you." Okay? Again, three simple words, but really

  • powerful. "I trust you." When you say to someone, "I trust you", you're saying to them that,

  • "I believe that you are honest, that you are loyal", okay? "I trust you."

  • Next one, "I respect you." Very powerful. When you say, "I respect you" to someone,

  • you're saying, "I have an appreciation for your value, your behavior, the choices you

  • make in your life." Okay? Next one, "I admire you." Okay? When you say

  • to someone, "I admire you", it means that you believe they have a lot of strength or

  • strengths that you admire -- the things they have achieved in their life, and how they

  • have achieved them, or that they face difficulties in a very confident way, all right? Without

  • giving up. So you say, "I admire you." All right?

  • And of course, the last one is perhaps the most powerful of all, which we can't use in

  • every context, but we can use it in more contexts than you might think. Of course, you can say

  • to someone, "I love you." Okay? You can say that to a spouse or a partner, all right?

  • You could also use it in a family context, right? Parents can say to their children,

  • "I love you. You're so beautiful. You're wonderful." Right? You can use it between brothers and

  • sisters. You can also use it with friends, "I love you." Sometimes the tone of voice

  • changes between when it's a romantic "I love you" or when it's a fraternal or friendly

  • "I love you". But it's also very powerful. Somebody feels very encompassed and very accepted

  • when we say that, okay? All right. Now, the last little clue, to make any of

  • these sentences which I've explained here more powerful, try to use the person's name

  • after that. So imagine if someone says to you -- and your name is John -- "I know you

  • can do it, John." Okay? So if you just add the person's name after that or before that

  • -- sometimes after it is good because then, they've heard what you have to say. "I have

  • faith in you, Mary." "I believe in you, Maria." Okay? Why do we -- why does that make it more

  • powerful? Because everybody loves the sound of their own name. So when you use these phrases

  • and expressions with the person's name, it will make it even more personalized and even

  • more effective. Okay? So this is a special kind of lesson to help

  • you learn of simple words. But simple phrases can sometimes go a long way. Okay?

  • If you'd like to do a quiz on this to practice this, go to our website at www.engvid.com.

  • And good luck with your English. Bye, for now.

Hi. My name is Rebecca, and this lesson may change your life. It may also change the life

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