list of filler words and phrases to avoid


we all use filler words and phrases. for most of us we barely notice this habit, but other can react anywhere from frustrated to completely confused


we compiled a list of the most common words and phrases to avoid



filler sounds

um

uh

ah

er

hmm

mhm

uh huh


filler words & hedge words

well

okay

so

like

basically

actually

literally

seriously

hopefully

probably

possibly

quite

relatively

reasonably

fairly

personally

honestly


filler phrases

I think that

you know

what I’m trying to say is

you see

I mean/you know what I mean?

at the end of the day

believe me

I guess/I suppose

or something

stuff like that

kind of​

in my opinion

be that as it may

at the end of the day

to be honest

identify the ones you use, then reduce using them by gathering your thoughts before speaking concisely!



If you think we have missed any, tell us in the comments below



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John Doe

cauri is a technologist and futurist with over 25 years building technology for startups and fortune 100 companies. he has led on over 100 tech projects in europe and america from gesture controlled set top boxes to a system that stood up to the most notorious corporate hack of the last decade. he regularly speaks about corporate culture, artificial intelligence and the future of technology

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