Punctuation Codes Help Control Your Ums and Ahs
Posted by telecommatt on November 12, 2007
Productivity blog Lifehack.org has come up with an intriguing way to get rid of those awkward um’s and ah’s we are all susceptible to when speaking in public
Don’t forget that public speaking isn’t just making speeches. Any time you’re conducting a meeting, talking to a client over the phone, introducing yourself to someone, etc., you’re committing an act of public speaking. We all forget that it’s okay to not say anything for a moment or so. As the article above points out, there is a time lag between when a listener hears your words and when the meaning actually registers in their brain. Umming and ahhing and blurring your sentences together does more then just sound awkward. You may actually be interrupting the process of turning those sounds you just uttered into meaningful information.