Dellara, who claims to have won awards for her speaking skills, has shared her top tips for removing words like “er” and “er” from your vocabulary when giving speeches
Public speaking is nerve-wracking at the best of times, but when you know it’s not your forte, it can be even more scary.
The thought of dozens of eyes on you as you try to get your words out can cause you to get clammy hands and stumble over your speech.
Even those of us who don’t mind public speaking can also fail to let “um” and “um” into our speech when we’re in front of an audience, and it sometimes feels like there is no way to stop it.
But a public speaking expert may have found a solution to this problem and has shared her advice on TikTok.
Dellara, who posts with the handle @legalbaddie, is an attorney, activist, and national champion of public speaking.
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She said her top tip was something she learned at a speech and debate boot camp — and credits it with winning her trophies.
In a TikTok video, Dellara says, “The best part is that it’s actually a lot of fun.”
She then advises you to meet up with a friend and ask them to call out any topic they like.
Then you have to talk about this topic for 60 seconds without using an “uh” or “uh” – so-called “filler words”.
Dellara says, “The moment you use a filler word, your friend will yell ‘no’!”
If you fail, you’ll have to start over until you can talk about the topic for a full minute without any filler.
“It’s going to be really hard at first, but you’ll get better quickly and it’ll feel so rewarding,” she says.
“People are much more likely to listen to what you have to say.”
She also captioned the video with another tip: “Never underestimate the power of pausing.”
The clip has been viewed an incredible 6 million times and has 1.5 million likes. Hundreds leave comments to let Dellara know what they think of her tip.
One person wrote, “I trust that because you didn’t use a single filler word in the whole video.”
Another said: “It’s like training your mind to think whole sentences faster before you speak them, amazing.”
https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/weird-news/public-speaking-champion-shares-top-26617381 The public speaking champion shares the best tip for delivering speeches without filler words