Like, Totally, and Uptalking
I just listened to an episode of Invisibilia, and did enjoy the subject matter. However, I find myself cringing as the speakers continually rely upon the words like, and totally. Additionally, there is an annoying tendency to uptalk toward the end of sentences. Instead of saying “like” over and over again substituting “such as” or “for example” will work quite nicely. These phrases produce a more erudite tone. Instead of “totally” two substitutes that work well are “completely” or “exactly.” For more ideas I suggest consulting a thesaurus. Overusing the words “like” and “totally” cause the speaker to sound inane, and also undermine the speaker’s credibility. Please be aware of this. It is very unpleasant for the listener. Two speakers who I recommend the podcasters listen to are Linda Worthheimer, and Anne Strainshemps. Both of these women transmit credibility, and elegance in their manner of speaking. I am about ready to delete Invisibilia from my podcasts, but I thought I would send one last message before deleting. If the speakers work on their diction I will gladly reconsider, and change my rating. Good luck!
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