If you follow my blog, you know that I am regular listener of the EntreLeadership Podcast. The host, Ken Coleman interviews many great leaders and authors. In a recent episode, Ken shared his ideas on how to improve how you say it. My summary is below.
- Work on enunciation
- Vary your pace
- Master the use the pause
- Practice use of changes in intonation
- Work on getting rid of fillers and crutch words
- Show energy or passion
- Combine two of the above such as change of pace followed by pause for even more emphasis
Early in my career I had to um, ah, practice not using filler words. I also had to get confortable using the pause. If you did not have a chance to listen, I recommend you listen to the podcast starting at 36:39.