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Filler-itis (To the Tune of Schoolhouse Rock’s “Interjections!”)

 

When Katie had her interview – um, like, so

A straight-A student, honors too-oo

The boss asked her questions,

With all good intentions

But Katie filled her answers with imperfections

 

Totally!  Like, ya know!

Well, I mean…

Literally! I’m great and stuff, so, like, hire me!

 

Filleritis (um!) shows incompetence (I mean) or insecurity, (Like)

It generally fills a pause in a sentence with an unnecessary word

or with a phrase when the awkward pause is long

 

Ummmmm

 

Mr. Bezos wanted business success – um, like, so

But new sales reps needed training yet-et

He made his observation

They lacked articulation

And demanded a tech-driven consultation

 

Well! We need elocution

Right!, I’ll look into a solution

Literally! There is an app for that!

 

Filleritis (um!) shows incompetence (I mean) or insecurity, (Like)

It generally fills a pause in a sentence with an unnecessary word

or with a phrase when the awkward pause is long

 

So when you’re happy “like, yeah!!” or disappointed “whatever!”

or qualifying “basically!” or unsure “just, I mean…”

or excited “Totally!” or sorry “Sorry!”

Filleritis always makes a sentence weak!

 

The call center was growing smart and fast – um, like, so

From New York to Abu Dhabi to Bel-fast

A thousand conversations

Crisis, risk and misconception

How to improve quality without exception?

 

Well! We need scalable training

Right! I’ll look into a solution

Literally! There is an app for that!

 

Unpracticed conversation (like, whatever!!) shows incompetence (I mean) or insecurity, (just)

It generally fill a pause in a sentence with an unnecessary word

or with a phrase when the awkward pause is long

 

So when you’re happy “like, yeah!!” or disappointed “whatever!”

or qualifying “basically!” or unsure “just, I mean…”

or excited “Totally!!” or sorry “Sorry!”

Filleritis undermines your confidence…

 

Verbal graffiti, LIKE! shows incompetence, WHATEVER! or emotion SORRY!

Hallelujah, hallelujah, halleluujahhyaahhhhhhh

 

Right!  LIKESO PRO is the solution!  Ya Know?!

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