Annoying phrases

By Gerald Pauschmann | Public speaking

Jul 13


In 2013 I wrote a post on LinkedIn in the 'Public Speaking Network' group. I received over 100 comment from around the world with people offering their suggestions. I loved the additional annoying phrases so much that I decided to turn it into a video where EVERY sentence in the video is an annoying phrase or cliche.

If you are a member of LinkedIn, you can read all of the comments or simply watch the 2 and a half minute video.

The post went like this:

There are a host of annoying cliches and phrases I hear speakers use that are cringe worthy. We hear them and think to ourselves, 'does that persons brain know what their mouth just said?' Here are some examples:
- At the end of the day
- Moving forward
- Taking it to the next level
- 2 speed economy
- Failure is not an option
- 110%
- Think outside the box

They are old and professionals should steer clear of these phrases, we see them coming. Do you have an annoying phrase that makes your teeth grind when you hear it?​

Watch the video and enjoy!


About the Author

As The Presentation Coach, Gerald has over 20 remarkable years as a professional speaker, engaging audiences with humour, controversy and plenty of ideas. Gerald has spoken to a wide variety of groups, including business, medical, academic, association, professional and corporate audiences. He’s an engaging, thought provoking speaker and storyteller. Gerald is energetic and professional. He knows how to motivate the the crowd, Quality isn’t’s priceless!

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