I had a meeting with a 23 year old woman the other day. She was smart, funny, and attractive. I’ll never hire her for anything.
In the course of a 45-minute meeting, she used the word ‘like’ 157 times. Incorrectly.
You are like in college like now and if you ever like plan to find a like job or something, you had better like learn not to like use the word like like when you are in like a meeting or like talking to a professor or like interviewing for a job.
To use the word ‘like’ or even ‘uh’ in the course of a speech or conversation, is called a lapse. As your brain tries to catch up with your mouth, we use these filler words to fill in the silence. You don’t notice it but others do. It is distracting, it is annoying and it sounds as if you don’t know what you are talking about or lying.
Now is the time to become aware of how you speak and fix these problems before you start interviewing for a job. Even if your friends speak this way, you need to start a conscience effort now to stop the ‘like’ madness…
….because very soon you will have a job and they like won’t.
Dayna Steele is the creator of YourDailySuccessTip.com and the author of the 101 Ways to Rock Your World book series. She went to college when she was 16 and had a really good time. In speaking to college students, Dayna shares the everyday principles of success she learned from years of mingling with successful Rock Stars as one of the nation's top Rock Radio DJ's. She helps her audiences Rock to the Top in college, in their careers, as entrepreneurs and in life. Dayna speaks about SUCCESS to college students, business people and entrepreneurs across the globe and is available to speak at your next campus event.