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6 Sloppy Speech Habits to Avoid

Diane Diresta | Monster Contributing Writer

August 11, 2009

2. “Up-Talk”

A singsong or rising inflection at the end of every sentence creates a tentative impression and makes it sound as though you’re asking a question instead of making a definitive statement. You need to speak with conviction when selling yourself in an meeting. Bring your intonation down when ending a sentence to avoid talking up.

3: Grammar