Pausing when speaking is beneficial for both the speaker and the audience. In this video, learn when to pause, how to pause, and why pausing effectively can make you seem more confident.
- How many times you've been to a lecture, … workshop, seminar or speech, the speaker was talking quickly … and at the same time speaking in a monotone? … If I were to talk like this for the next few minutes, … would I have your attention … all the way through to the end, yes or no? … No. … You'd be looking at your phone, … you'd be thinking about dinner, … anything but what the speaker was saying. … But what if suddenly that fast talking monotone speaker … suddenly stops talking? … What happens then? … The audience looks up. … Now the speaker has their attention. … The audience is listening, but to what? … Silence. … The speech maker is up there talking up a storm … and no one's listening. … And all of a sudden they stop talking, … the audience is all ears. … Pauses are powerful, pausing lets a speaker … connect with people in a more meaningful way. … Let's talk about pausing from the outside in … and then from the inside out. … First outside in. … Why listeners need you to pause. … When you say something important, …
- Organizing your thoughts
- Speaking slowly, naturally, and confidently
- Breathing properly
- Using your body to reinforce speech
- Managing facial expressions
- Handling nervousness
- Voice modulation, eye contact, and gestures
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Be a Better Communicator
2. Honing Your Message
3. Say It Like You Mean It
4. Look Like You Mean It
5. Confronting Anxiety
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