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Public Speaking Tip #11: The Power of Silence

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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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Carma Spence, The Own Your Awesome Mentor, is author of Public Speaking Super Powers. She is fiercely committed to guiding women to Owning their Awesome and turning it into a profitable business. She is masterful at helping her clients see what is possible for them and supporting them on the journey from where they are to where they want to be, releasing the Mind Goblins of self-doubt, self-sabotage and second-guessing that keep them stuck.

With 20+ years experience in marketing communications and public relations, natural intuitive skills and certification in using some of the most effective transformational coaching tools available, Carma’s mission and commitment is to unleash the inner power every woman entrepreneur possesses so they can boldly go out into the world, transforming the fabric of people’s lives in meaningful and positive ways.

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