The Beauty of the Pause in Public Speaking


Public speaking is so much about the words we say and how we say them that we seldom think about the pauses. For “Zoom expert” and longtime public relations professional Rosemary Ravinal, “The periodic mini moments of silence or breathing are just as important as speaking. They vary in length and can be powerful allies to build trust and make your verbal communication more human.”

A pause holds many benefits. She explains what they are in this column.

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