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How Umming and Erring in a speech can improve your believability.

I came across an interesting paper, while researching an upcoming presentation, called “Exploring Filler Words and Their Impact” by Emily Duvall, Aimee Robbins, Thomas Graham and Scott Divett. It’s a report looking at filler words, their impact on credibility of the speaker and comprehension of the listener. It’s a subject I have always found interesting. […]

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Don’t let your communication problems stop you from communicating.

When I was little, I couldn’t pronounce my ‘R’’s so I would get “Weally, weally cwoss” and my father told me I would be OK so long as I didn’t marry a “Wobert”. I had elocution lessons (as they were called then) to help me change ‘Weally’ to ‘Really’ and ‘Wobert’ to ‘Robert’ … which […]

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Is what we say more important now?

Last month Peter asked, with the increase of on-line meetings and reduction in visual cues, whether I thought the language we use has become more important? And my answer is I don’t think it’s any more important than when on the phone or talking while using a flipchart, (and having to keep turning away from […]

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