Kick your communication skills up a notch.
Never say these words. These words put you in a category. Personally, I think use of these words stunt your communication. Is it possible that your audience finds you predictable? Are you givng your audience a reason to listen or are they turned off by buzzwords?
THINK before you speak. Strike these words and phrases immediately. Your vocabulary is a direct indicator of your intelligence, poise and judgement. Saying Awesome Baby! To the CEO will make an impression. Probably one you don t want EVEN if the CEO says AWESOME BABY! 9 times a day. One more thing… listen for when you use “like” as in some I’m standing there like…
If you need help or need some new words look up the word in a thesaurus and write down 5 alternates and use them in rotation. Practice using them so you don’t sound awkward or unsure.
Couple of tips
Think before you speak
Gauge your audience – Know who you are talking to
Never make up words, phrases or try clever twists
Don’t make jokes -Humor doesn’t translate – by the way… you’re not funny
Don’t take careless chances
Keep your mouth shut if at all possible – You ll come off as smart and poised
Let someone else make an ass of themselves – Don’t react – Observe
Start Here. Round up these phrases and retire them.
Hit the ground running
We’ll need to revisit this later
Disrupting the ______ space
At the end of the day
Lots of moving parts
Can we schedule something
Let’s get on a call
Take a deep dive
Robust and scalable
Run it up the flagpole
Move the needle
Peel the onion
Our signals were crossed
Take that off-line
_____________-baby as in Awesome Baby!
Oh my God!
I know, riiight?!
Low hanging fruit
This is a bunch of bananas.
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