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Phrases to Avoid in Your Presentation

Today, Better Presenting’s Rick Altman shares the things you should never say during your presentation. Read my key takeaways below.


  • Don’t ask, “How are you all doing?” Are you really going to wait for 30 or even 300 peoples’ answers? This just comes across as insincere
  • Avoid the phrase, “To make a long story short…” instead, just deliver your message clearly and concisely to begin with
  • Using the words, “To be honest,” implies that this is the only moment you have been candid in your presentation; not a good implication
  • Overusing the word “literally,” widen your vocabulary and ‘literally’ only use this word when you should

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