Dynamic video intro to Kevin Lerner. Kevin Lerner is a leading PowerPoint Expert, Presentation Designer, Creative and Communications Consultant, Speech Coach, and Trainer/Speaker. As the founder and executive director of The Presentation Team, Kevin has developed thousands of presentations for clients including Motorola, Comcast Cable, Office Depot, Citrix, Oracle, Johnson & Johnson, NASA, the U.S. Army, The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)...as well as numerous smaller companies, professional speakers, and individuals.
You've all heard it before. What would otherwise be a great presentation becomes one interrupted jumble of ums, ahs, like, and you knows. Empty and meaningless words filling a gap by a speaker. Just as crutches support our body following an injury, Crutch Words often support our verbiage when we're not sure what to say. Here's an overview of crutch words and some tips we can use to eliminate them from our vocabulary.