Use the Power of Pause When Speaking – Management Tip of the Day – Harvard Business Review

How Well Do You Use the Power of Pause When Speaking?

I don’t know about you, but I”m always looking for ways to continue to “up my game” as a speaker.  I like this HBR tip.  What do you think?  What’s your best tip?

Whenever effective public speakers end a sentence or phrase, they usually pause. This gives listeners time to absorb their words. Nervous presenters often do the opposite: The stress of being in front of an audience causes them to speak faster and faster, rushing past the pauses.  Here’s a great quick tip for people who are speacking, whether to a large group as an official presentor, or just around a conference talble.
I find as a coach, this information is especially useful to women who are in roles that they need to be taken seriously.  Hope you enjoy it!

Use the Power of Pause When Speaking – Management Tip of the Day – May 07, 2012 – Harvard Business Review.

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