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October 25, 2014

5 Words to Strike From Your Vocabulary

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5 Words to Strike From Your Vocabulary

Forbes conducted an informal poll of communication experts and career advisers to discover the biggest turn-off words. These words are most commonly used as fillers, qualifiers, and jargon. Among the words to strike from your lips: 

  • “Like”: The word shows incompetence and poor communication skills.
  • “Never”: It “eliminates even the possibility of an idea -- it can be discouraging and naive,” according to Forbes experts. 
  • “Innovative”: This has become an overused buzz word.
  • “Probably”: It’s tentative and doesn’t reflect confidence.
  • “No”: Nobody wants to hear “no,” so try replacing it with “I wish I could,” experts note. 

Read more words to strike from your vocabulary at Forbes

Source: “10 Words to Erase From Your Vocabulary,” Forbes (February 2013)

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