August 30, 2023
1 min read
Filler words (often called filled pauses or disfluencies) are words such as “um”, “uh” that we use in everyday communication. Using a few filler words (fewer than 3%) is considered a normal part of communicating. Overusing filler words signifies a lack of confidence – fillers take away from your message and give your listener a less than ideal experience. We’ve all been in conversations where we cannot focus because the speaker uses a filler word in every second sentence – don’t be that person!
Try speaking on three calls each week where you use fewer than 3% filler words!
Learning to cut out filler words is like learning any other skill. It requires deliberate effort. Here’s the simple process:
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