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David Smith
If there's one public speaking tip I wish I'd absorbed earlier, it's this: Pause. A 5-10 second pause feels like an eternity, but it emphasizes key points, helps the audience absorb your words, and gives you a chance to collect your thoughts. Add a few to your next talk.
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Satish 11 Dec 18
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Idan Blank 11 Dec 18
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And if you feel awkward just standing there, take a sip of water from your bottle. My advisor taught me to plan this in advance to give audience more time to process important slides.
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Jeff Sussna 13 Dec 18
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I've learned to pick strategic moments to interrupt myself to take a drink.
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The Befuddled Brain 11 Dec 18
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I'll do that in future.
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Tough Snowflake 10 Dec 18
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Michael Barrowman 11 Dec 18
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How many seconds until it's awkward? 10? 20? 600?
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Phil Sexton 12 Dec 18
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πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌ Just a classic golden nugget. The on stage, on the phone, in person draws people in. Love it.
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Maxine Schmidt 12 Dec 18
As a Quaker, I find this a natural part of speaking. When I was a librarian, I used pauses in my classroom teaching to assess the audience.
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Josh Justice 13 Dec 18
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Wow, I thought you were going to say 2-3 seconds. 10 seconds????? I need to stretch myself and try this
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Medium = Message 10 Dec 18
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Good advice.
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