The Power of the Pause

"The thing about impromptu speaking, is to take advantage of the pause," says Lisa Kleiman, Founder and Public Speaking Coach at Speaktopia.

"Give yourself a little bit of time to reflect on what to say. If it's a question, you don't have to immediately start talking. Pause, reflect, consider the motivation behind the question or the comment, what that person might be looking for. And then just genuinely respond. You don't always have to be the expert on everything. You don't always have to know everything. You want to be as authentic as possible."

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