The reason these words crop-up is because you're thinking about what you're going to say next.
Easton, PA (PRWEB) September 16, 2013
The all-new Cigar Advisor Magazine is an online cigar magazine that brings a fresh, irreverent, and down-to-earth perspective on all things cigars to thousands of smokers. In addition to educational cigar content and behind-the-scenes cigar industry articles from some of the business’s top names, Cigar Advisor delivers an array of content about a variety of topics of interest to people who enjoy the cigar lifestyle. The magazine also features cigar reviews and ratings submitted by real smokers. Cigar Advisor has just published a Lifestyle section update to the magazine, offering public speaking tips.
“If you've ever had to speak in front of a live audience, it can be intimidating.” This first-hand experience comes from Cigar Advisor Executive Editor Gary Korb who says he’s done his fair share of work in front of a microphone. “Some people are naturals at speaking to a crowd; many more, like me, are not. That said, it's very likely that one day you will have to address a group of people.” When that day comes, says Korb, one of the hardest things to do when speaking is avoid filler pauses like "uh" and "um." “Most listeners will bear with you, but too many fillers can become annoying and eventually the audience will ‘turn you off.’" His article, Gary says, will help you minimize the use of such words.
It's something people rarely notice, because it's something everyone is either used to saying or hearing: that is, saying words like "uh," "um," "like," "but anyway," and so on. Korb calls these words "fillers" or "filled pauses," and says they signify “the point between planning what you want to say and actually saying it. The reason these words crop-up is because you're thinking about what you're going to say next. It's like the ‘musician's proverb’: Once you start thinking about the chords, you screw up the song.”
Since he overcame them himself, Gary knows firsthand that it's not hard to get um's and uh's down to a minimum. “By following some simple rules and a little practice,” he writes, “you'll sound much more eloquent.” He points to being as prepared as possible, avoiding distractions while speaking, starting a presentation with a joke or an amusing anecdote, to name but a few. According to Korb, “like anything, it takes practice, but it's worth the effort.” Readers interested in these tips, and other life skills, are encouraged to read articles in the series at cigaradvisor.com.
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