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Removing the Word “Like” From Your Everyday Vocabulary, with Lee Caraher

Episode 86

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Lee’s the host of Everything Speaks, the founder and CEO of Double Forte, a 20-year old awesome independent national PR and strategic communications firm, and the author of two pragmatically optimistic books about creating valuable, high producing and positive workplaces and teams. She’s been there and done that.

Communications is the CENTER OF ALL THINGS. On the pod, Lee interviews interesting communications pros, CEOs, branding experts, and authors to bring key insights that can be used in the day to day to make your work, your PR, your marketing WORK. Occasionally, she shares her thoughts and insights on key topics of the day.

What you will learn in this episode:

  • Why the word “like” should not be used as a filler or to indicate inclusion
  • What you are actually saying when you use “like” in written speech
  • Why using “like” as a filler in spoken word undermines your authority and makes you seem uncertain
  • Tips you can use to break out of the habit of using “like” in your everyday vocabulary
  • Why precision language is so important for conveying your thoughts and being understood


Apps Mentioned:

  • Speeko
  • Orai
  • Astound


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