“The way” can change the opinion people have of you and the work you do. It can affect their perception of your company as well. All of that just because of the way you said something, in a way that you might not have intended either.
People are very sensitive to the tone of your voice, often misunderstanding your intent. Therefore it is really important for you to know how you sound to other people. If more than one person remarks on it, then it is time to change.
I often have the conversation with teenagers. So much so that “the way they say it” is now combined with eye rolling and attitude. That is the adolescent response. Once you hit the business world, it just doesn’t work.
Change the way you say it and the response from people can be quite different. The way you say it can be worked to your advantage and instead of a discouraging response, people can feel that “the way you said it” makes them feel more confident that you are the right one for the job.