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LexiBoost: “Logorrhea” A cure for the verbal runs

blah_blahBy Eileen Ramos

Logorrhea (n.):  1. Pathologically incoherent, repetitious speech.
2. Incessant or compulsive talkativeness; wearisome volubility.

Why yes, it does rhyme with diarrhea. And just like diarrhea, logorrhea should be avoided at all costs during job interviews, work luncheons, presentations, and well, just about everywhere really.  To get rid of this unfortunate word malady, before your next interview practice with a friend. They will be able to point out to you words you repeat too often and give you suggestions on how to streamline and get to the words that really matter.  Or if you’re short of friends at the moment, record yourself with your webcam or smart phone. After you get over the Do I really sound like that? sensation, you’ll be able to see and straighten out your tics.  Practice until you perfect your speech patterns and can walk into the dreaded room with confidence.  We may not be able to choose whether we get hired or not, but we can choose how we present ourselves and this exercise will definitely help you lose that noxious dribbling of the mouth.

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