"Like," "Um," "So," and "You know," are common filler words we often use without realizing.
The first step is to become aware of the words you use:
- Listen to a recording of yourself talking.
- Pay attention to any filler words you used.
- Replace them with silence when you speak.
Slow down. Imagine yourself speaking at 80% of your normal speed. This will give you time to think about the words you use.
Replacing filler words with silence isn't easy. Embrace the struggle and keep practicing.
Silence will give weight to what you say.