A pause ⏸ used strategically can take your public speaking to a new dimension! 🔇
Sometimes, silence is seen as an awkward social experience. But, on stage and in front of an audience, silence isn't just empty space...
It's a powerful tool that can be used in many ways to assist you in being a better speaker and help you create memorable moments.
💨 Embracing silence to take a deep breath gives you, the speaker, a chance to pause and re-oxygenate, infusing your blood and brain with fresh oxygen. It's your secret energy booster!
🧠 Silence helps in those anxious moments, allowing you to regroup, find your footing, and seamlessly get back on course with your incredible content and impactful presenting skills.
🔑 Your audience regularly needs a moment to digest your words and stories. So silence is your gift to them. A pause allows those key takeaways to settle in.
💪🏽 A calm and composed speaker has used the power of silence to show they're in control and confident in their message.
And, of course, silence is meant to replace the "uhms" and "ahs" of our speaking. Silence is an elegant substitute, making you sound polished and collected.
Do you include moments of silence in your presentations? Even practising them in your preparation time?
Try it next time you are on stage 🚀