When email is the primary communication tool to build a relationship, every word matters.

In an informal and skewed study (my Facebook , LinkedIn  and Twitter followers) of 2500+ business professionals, here are the words that make you look like a jerk.

I’m not saying this is an exhaustive list because it’s super easy to turn off a reader who doesn’t want to like you.

Start by replacing these outdated, fake, silly words and phrases with a more authentic approach to boost your credibility and elevate the respect you receive.

I hope you’re well
checking in
circling back
stoked
noted
your thoughts
reach out
touch base
bleeding edge
Just checking in
up level
pivot
amazing
curated
think out of the box
aforementioned
cascade the information
unpack; unpacking
punching above our weight
circle back
make sense?
upskill
handcrafted
utilize
leveraging
synergies
apologize

Oh, and buzzword.

BONUS:
Outdated words (attendee, facility, FYI) are just that. So stop.

But when “new” words or phrases are used too often, their irritant value ramps up.

Noted?

Wishing you a wonderful new year filled with fun, laughter, success, good health and much happiness!

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