No matter how well a researcher knows the material, rehearsals are important to ensure a smooth delivery of a presentation. Actors rehearse, singers rehearse, and so should scientists. All the necessary information may be in your mind, but getting it out and turning it into words that others can understand takes practice. Professional dancers talk about the importance of “muscle memory,” the smooth performance of a routine that only comes by repeating the steps again and again. This same concept applies to verbal performances. Here are some tips for getting the most out of presentation rehearsals.… Continue Reading
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Filler words, those ums, ahs, and you knows that pepper so many speeches, can be more than dead space—they can be deadly. If too frequent, they can distract listeners to the point that they don’t hear anything you say. Your message is lost. Fortunately, filler words can be trimmed from speeches. Here are some ways to do it.
Silence is golden
Many speakers are afraid of pauses. They feel that their audience will think a speaker is inarticulate if there are pauses during a speech, so they use filler words to fill the silence. In fact, a pause is more impressive than a filler word.
It’s every professor’s nightmare. At the end of a project, he and his graduate student write up the results of the research, and submit the paper. The journal editor promptly responds that they have already received and accepted a paper on a closely related topic. In light of this development, the editor is doubtful that the journal should publish their paper. The professor is distraught, and the graduate student still more so. Have his years of his work been for naught? Certainly not. Although being scooped will take some of the sheen off the paper, it should and can be published.… Continue Reading