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Lori Boxer

Lori Boxer

When I hear “Can I be honest with you” or “To tell you the truth” from someone in business, I want to say (and, on occasion, have said), “No, by all means please continue lying to me if you think it makes me less uncomfortable.” It's a tired and overused preface for something that he or she believes is an awkward phrase or statement. In other words "I'm afraid to tell you the truth." I believe that if someone wants to instill and retain credibility with prospects and clients, they need to omit this phrase from their business/sales vocabulary. What say you?

These Five Words Are Killing Your Personal Brand
These Five Words Are Killing Your Personal Brand
www.linkedin.com We have all been in a meeting or on the phone with someone we really respect and heard the overused phrase “I’ll be honest with you”. The...
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