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Pacing and Pausing

How fast or slowly you talk has to do with the audience and the story. When the action is building, pace quickens. Pacing keeps interest high and lets listeners know something is changing.

An important part of pacing is pause power. Judicious pausing can add a lot to a story. But too much pausing makes people nervous—they worry you have forgotten a line or do not know what you are doing. Use the pause:


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