To my horror, I started sprouting silly talk in a presentation:
“We can spearhead this initiative by creating a paradigm shift to holistically evaluate results.”
I got blank looks and the rest of the presentation went down in flames.
It wasn’t because I was jittery. I sprouted silly talk because I didn’t know my topic like the back of my hand. If I didn’t know, I can’t do and I definitely can’t talk about it using simple words (tip: authoritative = simple).