Public Speaking Success Tip – fillers

Unless your speech if absolutely fascinating, any “pause fillers” you add repetitiously, like um, or y’know, or OK will start to stand out.

They will capture the audience above your speech.

Start by listening to others – sports commentators, interviewees on television, anyone speaking publicly.

Listen for their fillers then you will learn to listen for your own.


Gestures can make or break a presentation. Normally, they flow naturally as a person expresses their thoughts, but if they are wooden or distracting, then they spoil whatever point the speaker is trying to make.

My latest free set of tips is about gestures – how to overcome the problems of being distracting or wooden, or when they just don’t work for you.

Visit the courses web page and click the button, and I’ll send you the first in the series.