Benefits Of Pausing

I recently read Presentations In Action which offered some insightful points on communicating to an audience. One of the chapters shares these benefits of pausing,

  • Eliminates unwords, such as “um” and “ah”.
  • Enables you to take a breath.
  • Gives you time to think.
  • Gives your audience time to absorb.

I personally have seen the benefits of pausing while speaking to an audience. Have you?

 

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  • Absolutely, also when I present in PPT mode, I found using the 10-20-30 rule also help wth all of the above also.

    • Anonymous

      Tim, I just watched Guy Kawasaki on Youtube talk about this rule. It was very interesting and helpful. If anyone else wants to check it out here is the link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=liQLdRk0Ziw

      Thank you for sharing.

  • Indeed, there are many times that it is best to pause for some time to come back after inspiration.

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