If you’re say I’m sorry, but more often than you should, try these tactics to kick the habit.
Instead of saying “I’m sorry,” say:
Excuse me, pardon me, go ahead, your turn, after you.
Instead of saying “sorry to interrupt you,” say:
I’d like to add, I have an idea.. , I like to expand on that
Thank you for waiting for me…”
Instead of saying “sorry to complain,” switch it to:
” Thank you for listening”
Instead of apologizing in an email, consider saying:
“Thank you for catching that”
” I appreciate you bringing this error to my attention
“Thanks for flagging this issue for me
If you’re running a little late, instead of saying sorry, consider: