Public Speaking Tip #11: The Power of Silence

 
Any given presentation is composed of two things: sounds and silence. The words you speak are the sounds, and the pauses in between are silence.

Did you know that silence can be as powerful as words?

It is all in where you put the pauses and how long you keep the silence. In this video I share with you an example of how silence can affect the impact of a speech, using one of my earliest speeches as an example.

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About Carma

Carma Spence, author of Public Speaking Super Powers, is an award-winning editor with more than 20 years experience in marketing, public relations and science communication. She is a multi-dimensional entrepreneur, a certified life coach, science fiction writer and poet. She is able to see people's brilliance and help them bring their genius to light. The wind beneath her clients’ wings, Carma provides creative entrepreneurs with expert advice on branding and online presence, as well as the emotional support necessary to carve out their niche for success online. You can find her on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
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