You can use pausing in your storytelling. You can use pausing in your lessons. You can use pausing to draw attention to a moment.
Pausing retains attention
The pause is an underline to any statement you've just made. Also, strategic pausing can bring an audience back from wandering attention.
Pausing helps your brain
As a speaker, you can use a pause to allow your brain to catch up to what you're going to say next.
Pausing transmits emotion
By planning moments where you pause to emphasize what you just said, it can allow the audience to feel what you're feeling.
It is rare that I ever have to tell somebody to speak faster. By far, the most common problem with speakers is not taking the time to pause and let the words emphasize themselves."Alan Irwin
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