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Hedging: The Speaking Habit Harming Your Credibility

It detracts from your credibility

All speakers want to seem credible. They want their audiences to see them as knowledgeable and trustworthy. But what if you have speaking habits that are hurting your credibility?

One fairly common language habit could be blocking your path to effective public speaking while undermining the power of your presentations. It’s called hedging. It’s a form of weak language that you might not even realize you are using. So, let’s take a look at what it is, how it harms your credibility and how to stop it.

What Is It?
Hedging is a language tactic used to soften your communication and make statements sound less forceful. That doesn’t necessarily sound bad, but in reality, hedging detracts from your credibility. 

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