The Space Between the Umms…

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I watched the video of my first speech on innerpreneurs only once. It’s all I could bear. All I heard were the umms… that seemed to follow my every sentence. In the moment, I felt calm but upon watching the video it is clear that I am anything but.

What is it that those umms… mean to me? Am I using them as a tool to help me think of my next thought? Or is it because I was afraid of silence?

Two days ago, after doing my best to tame my very vocal inner critic, I vowed to my husband that I would try to be conscious of my every word and my every umm… in an effort to not say it any more.

I forgot about this vow yesterday and I’m sure I said umm… many times over. Today, however, I am back in the anti-Umm… game.

Wish me luck and if you have any advice for removing umm… from your vocabulary, I’d love to hear it.

photo credit: bradleygee

The Space Between the Umms…

By Tara Joyce Time to Read: 1 min