We’ve heard them over and over again—tired phrases that are repeated ad nauseam on TV, in the workplace and, yes, at retail. On the website FirstToKnow, Rick Andreoli took the liberty of tallying the most annoying cliches currently in circulation.
Sleep Savvy offers this abbreviated ranking. Retailers can post the list to encourage sales associates to keep the phrases out of their sales presentations—and preferably out of the store altogether.
1. It is what it is.
2. What is our window to get this done?
3. I can speak to that topic.
4. Let’s dialogue.
5. Think outside the box.
6. Where there’s a will, there’s a way.
7. Moving forward.
8. Keep this top of mind.
Another trio of irritating statements:
1. At this point in time…
2. Just to review…
3. To make sure we’re on the same page…