Public Speaking: Less is More

There’s nothing worse than listening to a speaker who repeats the “ums,” “so,” or “like” every sentence.

The fact of the matter is that it’s just a nervous tick the presenter needs to become aware of and it can be easily fixed.

Always remember, “silence is golden.”

Use a pause in your speech instead of the dreaded; "um," "so" or "like."

By remaining silent, it gives you a chance to gather your thoughts and your audience will be on the edge of their seat waiting for your next comment.

Don’t be critical of your public speaking.  We all started out with the dreaded "um," "so" or "like" as fillers to our spoken word.

Take a deep breath, focus on your story, and when you feel the urge to fill space with one of those words, don’t!

You’ll become the better speaker for it, your audience will enjoy your talks more and listen to what you have to say.

For more resources on public speaking from Toastmasters International go HERE.

For a post I did last year titled Public Speaking 101: 3 Tips to Remember go HERE.