Category: Effective Communication

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Avoid Filler Words

Filler Words

Beginning public speakers often exhibit the bad habit of utilizing filler words (um, ah, like, so, you know, etc.) while speaking. Herein, we’ll explore why these non-words rarely serve your message and should be minimized (if not removed entirely.) In our public speaking and leadership… Continue reading

Filler Words – Detractors of Effective Communication

Filler Words

Early public speakers often exhibit a poor habit of utilizing filler words (umm, ahh, etc.) while speaking. Nearly every student of mine at the Institute of Public Speaking and elsewhere uses these ineffective filler words. An anxious state of mind and a lack of practice… Continue reading