But why is this important?
Because anyone who does not address this is limiting their career success.
If you have these verbal tics you are seen as less certain, less impressive and less competent.
The good news is that it is easy to overcome ums and errs. It is easy to both look more confident and to feel like a confident public speaker.
One method we use to get rid of ums and errs works like this:
Get a friend to help you and arm them with a glass and a pencil.
Start giving you talk.
Every time your friend hears a significant um or err, they are to tap on the glass.
You job is to listed to yourself and replace any of those tics with pauses.
Over 5 minutes or so (be persistent, it can be frustrating) you can cure yourself of these verbal tics.
Then, you will sound much more confident and impressive as a public speaker.
Or, let us help you be more confident when speaking in public. And we can do this work with you over Skype.
If you want help to be a more confident public speaker, contact us at Benjamin Ball Associates on 020 7193 0130.
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