Some of the best speakers use fillers….. um, ah, er….. 

They still use them but have mastered many other facets which makes their offering compelling. 

The best way for most of us to vastly improve within a short space of time is to ditch the fillers and replace them with pauses. 

FIllers are a poor replacement for the right preparation and are related to our level of confidence. 

Practice it, it’s a worthwhile tip. 

As always, don’t do this too much, you need this conversation to flow; use pauses when you need to consider a question. 

It shouldn’t be required if you have done the right homework.