3 Habits That Detract From Your Credibility, And How To Avoid Them

There are 3 habits that can detract from your credibility and there are ways to avoid them as well. The overall impression you make on someone is a combo of many different things. There are three language habits that undermine your authority. There are times when we cannot state things as absolute, but have to qualify what we are saying.

Key Takeaways:

  • Minimize the use of qualifying phrases in your writing and in your speech. If you pause between sentences, you will be more conscious of your word choice.
  • Avoid using filler sounds. If you talk only when you are looking right at someone, almost all the filler words will disappear.
  • To avoid using up-speak, use clear, sharp, definitive gestures when speaking.

“Sometimes, we can’t state things in the absolute and need to qualify what we are saying.”


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