Watch out for lazy language.
“I feel like we might win.”
We make a commitment that, “hopefully I’ll be there.”
We connect everything with filler: “um, you know, like I’m not happy about it.”
We use misplaced modesty: “I really don’t like talking about myself.”
We apologize: “This is probably a dumb question.”
Show up with language that has muscle–clear, candid and direct: “Here’s our challenge; here’s my experience; I believe; let’s look at this square-on.”