Some words can reduce the effect of your speech and hence can make your conversation look reckless and unwise. Also, unnecessary words can make your conversation lengthy and people usually don’t have time to pay attention to lengthy conversations. Hence, if you wish your listeners to be attentive, eliminate the following words from your speech.
The usage of ‘that’ is superfluous in a sentence most of times. Don’t use that when you refer to people. ‘I have several friends that live in the neighborhood’ is an example where that is used incorrectly.
Extra usage of went includes phrases like ‘I went to school or to the store’ or ‘to church’, or ‘to a conference’, ‘to Vegas’ or whenever you intend to go anywhere. Instead of went, consider using drove, skated, walked, ran, and flew. There are number of ways to move from here to there. Pick a new verb. Don’t be lazy and lose an opportunity to express yourself.
People use ‘honestly’ in a casual way to add emphasis. The problem is the moment you use ‘honestly’ with any phrase, you will unwillingly say that the rest of the part of your conversation is not honest.
Adding this word to most sentences is frequent. Something is either necessary, or it isn’t. Absolutely necessary doesn’t make it more necessary. If you recommend an essential course to your new employees, it’s essential. Coincidentally, the definition of essential is absolutely necessary.
Accurate adjectives don’t need qualifiers. Very is intended to magnify a verb, an adjective, or another adverb. But, in conversation it makes your statement less specific. If you’re very happy, use ecstatic and if you’re very sad, use melancholic or depressed. Very sad is a lazy and casual way of making your point.
Usage of new words in your speech adds elegance in your vocabulary and people perceive you as more formal. Therefore, avoid the excessive use of adverbs such as literally, obviously basically etc and fillers and give way new verbs and adjectives to make your conversation effective.