Welcome back to “How To Make Your Singlish Sound Better”. For today, we delve into the magnificence that is Pausing. Join us as we teach you how to pause and how long to pause for for effective communication.
Why is pausing all that important anyway? Well, pausing gives us the illusion that you are slowing down, which helps others catch what you’re saying. Pausing also helps to break up our sentences into smaller chunks of information so that we can get our message across with ease.
Take for instance, this sentence “We need to restock the milk in the pantry as soon as possible because we are running low. Otherwise, we won’t be able to complete the 200-cake order by tomorrow morning.”
Wasn’t that a handful? All those words only carry 2 important messages – To restock the milk in order to complete the pending cake order, and the urgency of it.
Is there a way to communicate urgency while getting your message across coherently? Yes, the answer is pausing.
Let’s try to better break up the information. Try saying this instead and pause for 1 second whenever you see a “/”.
“We need to restock the milk in the pantry / as soon as possible / as we are running low. Otherwise, / we won’t be able to complete the 200-cake order / by tomorrow morning.”
More pauses = Better absorption of information for your listener
CONTACT US TODAY TO GET STARTED!
Keeping these tips in mind ensures you feel more comfortable in front of crowds and more confident presenting your material. Remember that believing in yourself and in the information you are presenting is the key to delivering the perfect presentation. Working on these skills now, before you are up for promotion, shows off your ambition, and ensures you are ready when the perfect career opportunity arrives.
Here at Be The Voice, our coaches help clients to use their voice to convey thoughts, ideas and feelings more powerfully, and with confidence by our award winning, and effective Presentation Skills Training conducted locally in Singapore. Contact Us to know more today.