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If you want to sound confident and knowledgeable in an interview or client meeting, don’t say the word “basically,” says Workopolis.com.

Saying “basically” conveys exaggeration and can seem like a nervous tic, says the job search giant.

Read: 8 phrases for tough conversations

For example, don’t say “the fees are basically zero,” to a client; this will be seen as a part-truth when the client discovers the fees are anything other than zero.

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Originally published on Advisor.ca

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