‘Uptalk’ is something that many Australians, Kiwis and Americans do. It is the habit of putting a questioning inflection at the end of your sentence – as if you’re asking a question rather than stating something.
But beware! A recent study by Pearson has shown that ‘uptalk’ can be detrimental for an individual. It has been shown to convey weakness and insecurity, can damage someone’s professional credibility as well as obstruct promotional prospects and adversely affect pay awards.
Ask yourself whether you habitually ‘uptalk’. If you do, my advice is that you need to quickly rid yourself of this habit, especially if you are job seeking and interviewing currently. Your success or otherwise may depend upon it.
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