Is weak language ruining your presentations?

09/15/2011 | Harvard Business Review online

Even the best presentation can be ruined by vague, hesitant phrasing, Jerry Weissman warns. Asides such as "to be honest" or "like I said" can make your entire speech seem dull, unconvincing or even dishonest. "[E]mpty words ... surround and diminish meaningful words, just as weeds diminish the beauty of roses in a garden," Weissman writes.

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