Friday, April 27, 2012
Daughter #1 belongs to Toastmasters, an international organization dedicated to public speaking and leadership. She was rather shy in grade school, but she's definitely improved. She pointed out some of the filler words I used on a regular basis when I was practicing.
Toastmasters has a specific list of filler words. Anyone giving a speech should never use the following words:
so (an unofficial filler word, but it can be distracting)
I speak on a regular basis. I am not afraid of public speaking. In fact, I love to talk about books! Once I get started, it's difficult to stop--but short of electric shock therapy, I doubt that I will ever be able to get rid of all my um's and you know's.
How about you?