Virtually all presentations and conversations require us to explain. We may need to describe a process, justify an action or cost, or simply share an idea.
I have been teaching presentation skills for years. What I notice time and time again is this: Speakers dread pauses. Audiences love pauses.
When you’re preparing for an important conversation, do you put as much thought into when and where it will take place as you do into what you’re going to say?