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Decluttering Your Communication

In the same way that decluttering your house simplifies your life, decluttering your communication simplifies your message.  While cleaning out your closets makes room for the important things you need to store, cleaning out unnecessary words and phrases allows more focus on your most important points and infuses it with power. What is the clutter of communication?  Weasel Words.  Weasel Words are a dead giveaway that you are nervous or unsure of yourself.  They devalue your leadership, curtail your effectiveness and destroy your credibility.  Weasel Words come in three forms. 1.  Unnecessary Words When a person is nervious or unsure of what to say, they fill their conversation with unnecessary words like: "I’m gonna go ahead and,"  "kind of/kinda" and "sort of/sorta."   This...

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