You know bad speaking mannerisms when you see and hear them. They’re the fillers in your speaking when you’re on stage, when you’re selling to a room, when you’re pitching to a journalist or influencer. Sometimes they flow as part of the conversation, but many times they stick out like a sore thumb:
- Fillers like “um” and “uh”
- Bridgers like “like” and “you know”
- Starting each new thought with the same word, such as “Basically”
In part 2, we look at this simple trick to put an end to the majority of the mannerisms while making you sound even more compelling as a speaker:
Give this a try the next time you’re speaking in a presentation, on stage, even in a meeting!
Christopher S. Penn
Vice President, Marketing Technology