You might have read an earlier post about the sin of using clichés when speaking. Don’t use clichés; it is boring and unimaginative. Repeating clichés portrays you like all the rest.
If you want to stand out, be different. You can still use clichés as a resource. But don’t repeat them the way you hear them. That is boring.
Instead - twist clichés to make them more interesting, surprising and memorable. Your audience will wake up when you twist a cliché into something more relevant, and they will remember and repeat your words.
Want some examples?
Better late than never - Better on time than late
Rome wasn’t built in a day - Home wasn’t built in a payday
Spinning your wheels - Winning your deals
Piece of cake – Price a steak
Slam dunk - Damn drunk
Sweetheart deal - Sweet tart steal
Take a bath - Stake a path
Street smarts – Sidewalk sense
Affairs of the heart – A fare of the cart
40 days and 40 nights – For the bays and for the sights
These are ideas. Use them, abuse them and amuse them.
The Speech Coach for Executives