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Pause Perks - The Power of Silence Helps You Communicate Your Message More Effectively

Pause Perks

Want to Read this Later? Download the PDF Now!The Power of Silence Helps You Communicate Your Message More Effectively “You have to become comfortable with pause,” says Featured Speaker E.G. Sebastian. Pauses are powerful. They bring many benefits to your presentation. In this post, I’ll share five of them. 1. […]

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Meg Waters Episode 67

Public Speaking Super Powers Podcast, Episode 67: Meg Waters

This episode of the Public Speaking Super Powers Podcast features Carma’s interview with Meg Waters, a public speaking coach to executives and politicians, as well as a speechwriter. Podcast Highlights Length: 17 minutes, 12 seconds Meg Waters says the most important part of giving a presentation is the audience: Understanding […]

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Episode 61 E.G. Sebastian

Public Speaking Super Powers Podcast, Episode 61: E.G. Sebastian

This episode of the Public Speaking Super Powers Podcast features Carma’s interview with E.G. Sebastian. E.G. started his career in management in 1990 as a general manager and 49 percent owner of a Chinese-Hungarian export-import company. Later he moved on to a now more than 15-year career as a speaker […]

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Punctuation and the Public Speaker

Last week, in my Long Beach Writing Examiner column I honored National Punctuation Day with a post about paying attention to punctuation. You can read it at Paying attention to punctuation.

Then yesterday, a friend sent me this image:
 

 
And this got me to thinking how punctuation, although used as a visual cue for readers, can be just as important for speakers. In fact, when you’re writing your speech, it can even be more important!
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The Power of Silence

When I was studying belly dance, one of the things I learned was the power of stillness … those moments in a dance where you hold a pose, are still and not moving. It is those moments of stillness that lend power to the movement of the dance.

The same is true with silence during a presentation. There are times when you need to make a statement … then pause. Don’t rush on to the next sentence. Hold the silence and let your words sink in.

For some reason, people tend to fear the silence so they fill it up with verbal fillers such as “um,” “ah” and “ya know.”

Embrace the silence between your words.

Embrace the silence between your sentences.
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