TM Jack makes a strong argument here to convince people to work on their filler words. If you are someone who speaks English natively, his script may ring a bell in your mind. Take a look at his submission below.
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It’s understandable to have filler words in your speech when speaking in your second or third language. But when you speak in your first language and yet have a lot of filler words, people can assume you are not confident of what you are saying or worse you are lying. Both of these scenarios are not good for a public speaker – someone who is out there to persuade people to his thoughts. It is therefore a good idea to get rid of them. In Toastmasters, we help our members achieve this. Every session has an Ah Counter whose role is to keep a track of all such words used by the speakers during the meeting. As the Ah counter today, I will present this report towards the end so that you may work on eliminating them.
Thank you so much TM Jack for this submission.
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