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11 Killer Tips to Stop Saying 'Um' Forever

11 KILLER TIPS TO STOP SAYING UM FOREVER 1 KNOW WHAT YOU'RE GOING TO SAY AND ORGANISE IT INTO CHUNKS DEALING WITH LOTS OF INFORMATION IN BITE-SIZE PIECES MEANS YOU CAN FLOW MORE EASILY. PAUSING BETWEEN EACH POINT WILL ALLOW YOU AND THE AUDIENCE TIME TO PROCESS REALISE THAT NOBODY CAN TELL IF YOU'RE NERVOUS 10% OF US ARE TERRIFIED BY PUBLIC SPEAKING, BUT THE AUDIENCE CAN RARELY TELL WHAT'S HAPPENING IN YOUR HEAD. DON'T WORRY. PEOPLE ARE TOO BUSY WORRYING ABOUT THEMSELVES TO THINK ABOUT YOU TOO MUCH 13 DON'T PUT YOUR HANDS IN YOUR POCKETS STUDIES SHOW THAT THIS INCREASES THE NUMBER OF FILLERS WE USE. STAND WITH YOUR HANDS OUT IN FRONT OF YOU. OWN YOUR SPACE 14 KEEP YOUR SENTENCES SHORT. PAUSE BETWEEN SENTENCES PAUSE OFTEN. A PAUSE OF ONE OR TWO SECONDS ADDS IMPACT TO YOUR WORDS, GIVES YOU AND THE AUDIENCE THINKING TIME, AND IT NEVER LASTS AS LONG AS IT FEELS 15 MAKE SURE THE CONTENT IS ENGAGING IF YOUR WORDS ARE INTERESTING AND ENJOYABLE, THE AUDIENCE WILL RARELY PICK UP ON ANY FILLER WORDS TELL A STORY AUDIENCES LATCH ON TO STORIES, AND IF YOU'VE TOLD THE STORY BEFORE, YOU WILL NEED TO THINK LESS ABOUT WHAT'S COMING NEXT 17 PREPARE. PREPARE. PREPARE IF YOU KNOW EVERYTHING YOU'RE GOING TO SAY BEFORE YOU SAY IT, THERE WILL BE FAR LESS NEED TO RACK YOUR BRAIN FOR THE WORDS AVOID DISTRACTIONS 8 타 IF YOU'RE TALKING ON THE PHONE, DON'T BROWSE THE WEB AT THE SAME TIME. IF YOU'RE IN FRONT OF AN AUDIENCE, MAKE EYE CONTACT WITH PEOPLE. THE INTENSITY MEANS YOU'LL BE LESS INCLINED TO FEEL AWKWARD UNDERSTAND WHY YOU SAY "UM?" KNOWING WHEN AND WHY YOU SAY 'UM' WILL GIVE YOU AN ADVANTAGE WHEN IT COMES UP. IF YOU FIND YOURSELF ENTERING A SITUATION WHERE YOU'D NORMALLY SAY IT, YOU'LL BE ABLE TO MANAGE YOURSELF WITH PRIOR KNOWLEDGE 910 KNOW YOUR TRANSITIONS BEFORE MOVING ON TO A NEW TOPIC, USE AN APPROPRIATE SEGUE. PAUSE AND ACKNOWLEDGE THE CHANGE IN TOPIC, WITHOUT LOSING YOUR TRAIN OF THOUGHT 11 LISTEN TO YOURSELF RECORD YOURSELF PRACTICING. THIS IS THE BEST WAY TO UNDERSTAND HOW YOU TALK AND WHEN YOU SAY 'UM'. KNOWING THESE SITUATIONS BEFORE THEY HAPPEN MEANS YOU'LL BE PREPARED TO AVOID THEM DID YOU KNOW? ACCORDING TO A NEARLY 20 MILLION SURVEY, MEN USE FILLER WORDS 38% MORE INDIVIDUALS SUFFER SOME FORM OF SOCIAL ANXIETY AT OFTEN THAN WOMEN ANY ONE TIME YOUNGER PEOPLE SAY PEOPLE HAVE BEEN PAID "UM' MORE OFTEN THAN OVER $200,000 FOR MAKING OLDER PEOPLE ONE SPEECH PEOPLE WITH PUBLIC SPEAKING ANXIETY ARE PRIMARILY CONCERNED WITH MAKING A GOOD IMPRESSION ON THE AUDIENCE ACCORDING TO THE TIMES, 10% OF US LOVE PUBLIC MOST US WE FEAR PUBLIC SPEAKING SPEAKING MORE THAN DEATH LONDON SPEAKER BUREAU wwwwwwwI\ wwW.LONDONSPEAKERBUREAU.COM SOURCES: 6. WWW.PSYCHOLOGYTODAY.COM/BLOG/THE-REAL- 1. WWW.FORBES.COM/SITES/WORK-IN-PROGRESS/2014/12/17/ STORY-RISK/201211/THE-THING-WE-FEAR-MORE-DEATH FOUR-WAYS-TO-STOP-SAYING-UM-AND-OTHER-FILLER-WORDS/ 7. WEB.STANFORD.EDU/-CLARK/2000S/CLARK.FOXTREE. 02.PDF 2. WWW.FORBES.COM/SITES/NICKMORGAN/2011/03/30/ WHY-WE-FEAR-PUBLIC-SPEAKING-AND-HOW-TO-OVERCOME-IT/ 8. WWW.ACADEMIA.EDU/5431076/PUBLIC_SPEAKING_ TREATMENT._TRAINER._TRAINEE 3. CMST.CCI.UTK.EDU/CONTENT/SPEECH-ANXIETY 9. WWW.NYTIMES.COM/2012/10/09/BUSINESS/PUBLIC- 4. PSYCHOLOGY.PSY.SUNYSB.EDU/SBRENNAN-/PAPERS/ BORTETAL.PDF SPEAKING-PAYS-THE-FARE-FOR-SOME-BUSINESS- TRAVELERS.HTML?_R=O 5. WWW.THETIMES.CO.UK/TTO/SCIENCE/ARTICLE3908129.ECE TIP TIP TIP TIP TIP TIP TIP TIP !!

11 Killer Tips to Stop Saying 'Um' Forever

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Saying 'Um', or 'Er', or 'Uh', or 'Like' too often can lead to irritating your audience. These 11 simple steps will prevent the need to use fillers in conversation, and particularly when speaking in f...

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