Media training: More words to avoid (Let’s shut the door on “open the kimono”)
I’m not sure why some executives say “Open the kimono” during a media interview.
I really have no idea why they use these words. But I wish they would permanently drop the phrase from all future interviews, Q&A sessions, and presentations.
In fact, it would be nice if they never uttered this phrase again. It’s so overused and so unsettling.
Think – just please think for one minute – about what they’re saying. “Open the kimono”? Of all the words in the English language, they’re choosing these three words to express their thoughts?