10 common phrases to avoid in speeches

If you’re restating something, you don’t have to point to it. If you do, it can come off as an accusation that your audience hasn’t been listening.

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• “As I mentioned earlier” • “As I already said in my email” • “As I said before” • “As I’ve already mentioned” • “Like I previously stated” • “As I wrote in the memo you received” • “Like I said” • “As I stated earlier” • “Like we discussed” • “As we covered at the beginning”

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