don't litter your presentation with litter words

Do Not Sabotage Your Message with Filler Words

George Torok Communication skills, Insights, Intended Message, Presentation Tips, Public Speaking Leave a Comment

Reread that and see if you can pick out the filler words that steal energy from this speech. Imagine if you used these words in your presentation. What might that do to poison your intended message? Picking out the filler words is the first step to eliminate them. It starts with you becoming aware. Start listening to what you say when you speak…. ah, umm, like so, okay, right, you know…

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CEO Speaks nonsense

CEO Speaks Nonsense? What did she really mean?

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What happens when your words sabotage your message instead of conveying it? As CEO of your company your words are important. The messages that you deliver in public are evaluated by your investors, staff, suppliers, customers, competitors, marketplace and media. People will judge you and your company by your words. They might misjudge your message. That’s why it’s important to thoughtfully choose your words to convey your intended message.

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Find your stories

How to Find Your Stories

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How and where can you find stories to support your messages?

These stories are not the ones you tell to entertain your friends. These are stories to help you reinforce a point.

Tell your stories in conversations, meetings and presentations to be more effective in conveying your messages. You might wonder, “Where can I find my stories?”

The short answer is “All around you.”

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