Ah, spacers. We do love to hate them. At some point, it became a mark of good speech to be free of um, so, and like in all verbal interactions. In a way, we have taken this a bit far but then again it is human nature.
In a prepared speech, it is possible and desirable to remove all spacers. This becomes more difficult in everyday speaking because spacers are essentially your brain taking a moment.
There is a longer post on the subject here if this is a big problem for you. Still, today I want you to try a different approach. Today, I’d like you to wait a second before answering a question, launching in with a thought, or interjecting into a conversation.
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