TBF019 – Filler Words, Online Engagement & Jack Black

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This week’s podcast is a bit of a mash-up of my two blog posts this week and an article written by Andrew Dlugan at the Six Minutes website, and another written by Lisa B. Marshall from LisaBMarchall.com .

FIller Words – What the heck are they?  Um, ah, uh, like, etc.  You know them and everyone uses them.  Often when we hear someone who doesn’t use them , they might be under suspicion of being a alien or a robot. A few is fine, too many is a huge distraction.   I would really suggest you have a look at the above links but I’ll still give you the skinny below.

The best advice I can give you is to slow down your speech and prepare on the topic you need to speak on.  That’s the best that I’ve seen so far.  If you’re looking for a quick fix, start with slowing down, and if you can afford the time to do it, study up on whatever you’re talking about.

The other two topics I talk about are online learner engagement and Five Lessons we can learn from the School of Rock.  Since I’ve already written full blog posts about them I won’t go into detail, just check them out.  I will say that the School of Rock one is a bit tongue in  cheek but there is some genuine content that you can take away from it.  And the Online Learner post is mostly thoughts based on my personal experience.

Thanks for taking the time to check it out!

“Organic Grunge”
Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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