5 Ways to Erase “Like” From Your Work Vocabulary

Many of us occasionally drop the word “like” into work conversations without even thinking about it.

“I think we sent out like 1,500 invitations.”

“I asked him for the report, and he was like, ‘It’s not going to happen today.’”

“She’s, like, pretty frustrated with her new boss.”

And while you can use it here and there without any repercussions, it’s easy to unwittingly cross over to saying “like” frequently, which detracts from your message and overall professionalism.

Take it from me: I was blissfully unaware of my own overuse until a, let’s say, straightforward colleague pointed it out to me—and I’ve since been on a mission to eradicate the word from my vocabulary.

In the same boat? Join me on my journey, and try out the strategies below.

See the rest of my latest Daily Muse post here.