How to Get Rid of Filler Words
Filler words like "uh" and "you know"annoy listeners and compromise your professional image..This course will help you eliminate filler words.
Filler words are not words at all. They are fillers. They carry no meaning. What are they – um, like, you know, uh and countless others that take up space and kill attention.
They make speakers sound nervous, confused, disorganized, hesitant, and unprepared. As devastating as these fillers can be, they are profusive, superfluous, invasive, distracting, and annoying. And its worth repeating, they kill attention.
Just because they are so common doesn’t make filler words useful or acceptable. To deliver a presentation that is both effective and professional, speakers should significantly reduce and better still, eliminate their filler words.
In this course, you will quickly and effectively learn how to get your filler words under control. The course is a journey through a 3-Step method that includes background information including a method on which the method is based. Expect to learn quickly, view impressive results, practice, and enjoy the results.
Dr. Robert A. Portnoy is the founder and president of the Learn to Present Academy., a company dedicated to helping people learn to master effective and powerful communication skills.
As a certified and licensed speech-language pathologist, Dr. Portnoy has helped his many patients overcome communication disabilities and speak in ways that allow them to meaningfully communicate with colleagues, friends, and family.
Dr. Portnoy has distinguished himself as a business communication expert in Fortune 100 and Fortune 500 companies and as a professional educator in top-ranked universities.
Students in his courses and workshops regard Dr. Portnoy as a significant and memorable contributor to their professional development.
Dr. Portnoy engages students in a learning journey that they will long remember and cherish for a lifetime.
StartLesson 1: What are Filler Words?
StartLesson 2: What Can We Do About Filler Words?
StartLesson 3: The 3-Step Method
StartLesson 4: Step 1 - Recognize the Filler Words
StartLesson 5: Step 2 - Repeat the Filler Words (0:42)
StartStep 5: Replace the Filler Words (2:09)
StartLesson 6- Let's Wrap Up!
StartThe Filler Words Final Exam