Why ‘errr’ is OK for public speakers

Lovely post from Simon Raybould on his refreshingly opinionated blog- ‘Telling People’.  He makes the point that ‘errr’ is a natural human sound that people make when they’re looking for the next word, and most people in our audiences don’t notice it, but lots of presentation trainers do.

His thesis being  ‘a little bit is fine’ – To errrr, is human, I guess you could say.  Simon then goes on to suggest, correctly in my view, that presentation coaches can get narrow in what they work on with their clients.  Here’s the blog and a recommendation that you read lots of it.

Errrm part two. « tellingpeople ~ the presentation skills blog.

And here’s my thoughts on other things that presentation coaches tell us to do without good reason


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Jim Harvey

Jim Harvey

Managing Director at The Message Business
Jim is the MD of The Message Business, a company which helps FTSE 100 companies to sell themselves, and their products better. Speech writer, Prezi trainer and designer, coach and consultant, Jim also finds time to be a proud father and husband.
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