There are many myths about what constitutes good leadership communication, says public speaking expert Rosemary Ravinal. “I love busting the unhelpful ones and coaching to audience-centered, concise, and compelling speaking,” she shares.
One of the most frequently asked questions from her workshop participants is how to eradicate filler words (ah’s, ums, like, you know, etc.). They think that the hallmark of good public speaking is the total absence of filler words.
Wrong, she says in this column.