Vocal fillers can distract our listeners. Maybe you say um, uh, and, you know, so, sorta, or kinda more than you would like to.

The list of vocal fillers is virtually endless but you likely don’t say them all. You probably use one or two specific fillers out of habit.

We’ll look at four proven ways to drastically reduce them. The first suggestion is a mindset tip.

We have to get comfortable with silence. Many of us mistakenly think that any silence in our presentations is a bad sign, like we don’t know what we’re talking about. In contrast, listeners often want us to pauses silently. Our silence allow listeners the opportunity to fully consider our message.

See the video for the rest of the tips.