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Words and Phrases to be avoided while making a presentation/ public speech
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This lesson lists words and phrases which one must not say during presentations and public speeches.

Amirtha Devarajan
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  1. Words/ Phrases to avoid in presentations and public speeches Presented by Amirtha Devarajan

  2. The first set of words... "I" or "me - Make the presentation interactive by using the words "we" "us" etc. The word "T" will make you self conscious, self centered and anxiouS Just/A little bit-Gives a sense of urgency and makes your content clich . Example- "I'd like to talk a little bit about _-

  3. So- A filler which breaks the sentence rather than joining it. "Talk about." - Repetitive and monotonous. "Myto pic is . . . / "I've been asked to speak about." - Poor openings to a presentation "Sorry if" or "Sorry for." - You must not be sorry about your presentation. Example- "Sorry for this lengthy explanation. I couldn't figure out a way to say it simply."

  4. There's a funny joke..." - Isn't joke supposed to be funny in the first place? "Excuse me if I seem nervous." - Although some people think saying this will get an audience on your side, I think announcing your nerves is a bad idea. Most nervousness isn't visible. Let the audience make the decision as to whether you look nervous. If they don't notice it, why tip your hand?

  5. o "I'm not good at public speaking."/"I'm nota speaker."/i've never done this before." - That cannot be an excuse, then why are you here? o "l thinkl've bored you enough." - You never know you might have just delivered a fantastic performance. o "That's all I have." - End it on a vivid note so that the impact of your presentation remains intact.

  6. "I'm running out of time, so l'll go through this quickly." It's probably not a good idea to announce to everyone your lack of time management skills in this presentation, wouldn't you say?