Shhh… Silence Really is Golden

It used to be one of my biggest fears. Silence.

That I would be standing in front of an important group of people and straight up forget what I wanted to say next.

Then it happened.

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I went totally silent for what felt like 20 minutes. Long enough for people to make a few phone calls, grab a handful of pistachios, shell AND eat them. Eventually, of course, the words came back to me and I kept going with the story. Afterwards someone stopped me and said, “I loved how you paused there… very dramatic. Great effect.”


It’s true though. Pausing often has a greater impact than talking. This video gives you 3 quick insights into the the true power of the pause for better storytelling. Now go grab a handful of pistachios and enjoy!