Eliminate crutch words such as um, er, and uh Public Speaking


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Eliminating crutch words such as um, er, and uh

How can you stop yourself from ordering verbal tics like um, er, ah, like, and so? Before we dive into how to stop verbal tics, I'd like you try three mindfulness exercises. First, practice awareness as you go about your normal daily, regular conversations. Listen intently for any circumstances where you might say a filler word or sound. Under what situations are you most likely to say filler words? Make a note of any patterns you find.

Secondly, practice awareness as you rehearse. When you review the video of your rehearsal, note when you use filler words. What patterns arose? How did your use of filler sounds compare to your use of fillers in everyday conversations? Third, give yourself a break. A few ums and ahs are probably not going to ruin your presentation. It's even likely that they will go entirely unnoticed. It's only when you persistently overuse a filler word that they become distracting for your audience.

Practicing these three mindfulness exercises may be all you ne...

Eliminating crutch words such as um, er, and uh
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Eliminating crutch words such as um, er, and uh provides you with in-depth training on Business. Taught by Laura Bergells as part of the Public Speaking Fundamentals

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