Equipping Professionals to be Effective Communicators
Equipping Professionals to be Effective Communicators
Equipping Professionals to be Effective Communicators
Equipping Professionals to be Effective Communicators

Communication Tip #81

Just say “said.”

The words “like” and “go, goes, went” have become ubiquitous slang for “said:” I was like, “You won’t believe this!” And he goes, “Try me! So I went, “Okay!”

Regardless of the popularity, it’s not professional-speak, and your listeners are aware of that.

Imagine a news anchor saying (notice I didn’t say “going”), The CEO was like, “We enjoy helping our employees.”

Start today to eliminate “like, go, goes, and went” from your dialogue recreations—regardless of how exciting the story is!