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So, let's talk about, you know, those uh filler words. We call them “non-words,” right? They make you sound, like, unprofessional and less sure of yourself.

These seven filler words are the most common. There is no doubt you’ve noticed them finding their way into your conversation.

  1. So
  2. Uh, Um, Ah
  3. Right?
  4. You know (y’know)
  5. I mean
  6. Like
  7. Okay

Non-words are forms of hesitation, discomfort, stress, stalling while searching for the next word, and the act of preventing silence. In bulk, they keep us from sounding charming and make us much less eloquent.

5 Ways to Overcome the Use of Filler Words


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