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Friday, November 16, 2007

The Office and Steve Carell

Michael Scott (played by Steve Carell) in my favorite show The Office, said something very funny in last night's episode. He was in a deposition meeting and had prepared and rehearsed everything he was going to say. At the end, he said that he added some ahs and ers in there on purpose just so he wouldn't appear as if he was well rehearsed. In other words, by saying ahs, ers and ums usually indicates you are not prepared and you are trying to think of the answers.

When you eliminate those filler words, you appear much more prepared and knowledgeable about what you are talking about.

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