OF COURSE WHAT you say and how you say it are of prime importance to the success of your presentation, but so too is what you don’t say. A good presentation will contain some pauses. The dramatic pause is a well known device, well used by politicians and actors, but many presenters are wary of the pause and a prime symptom of nerves or lack of experience is to speak too quickly and pause hardly at all; even on some occasions forgetting to breathe.
Slow your pace and learn to pause—the effect on the variety of your verbal presentation and the power it can add to emphasis is worthwhile ...
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