Embrace the silence

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What does a silence mean for you when you are public speaking?

For so many of us it means three things:

Fear.

Forgetting.

Failure.

What if you embraced the silence and rather than seeing it as something to avoid, made it part of your arsenal for delivering a great speech?

What if silence after a line of your speech added impact?

What if it gave you time for thought about what to say next?

What if silence was your chance to breathe, be calm, and make your point?

Ironically, silence is not the speaker’s enemy, it’s  the great speaker’s best friend.

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Rich Watts is the UK Business Speaker of the Year and a past JCI National Public Speaking champion. He setup and now runs Rich Public Speaking providing presentation skills and public speaking training.

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