In this week’s podcast (3:25) I share insight from a speaker who encouraged me to eliminate filler words from formal talks I give as well as from everyday conversation. I’m encouraging writers to do the same with their written work: search and destroy the filler words that distract from the meat of the message.
Examples of filler words that show up in our speaking:
- um and uh
- you know
Examples of filler words in our writing:
- and so
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