Heart Happy (cathy_edgett) wrote,
Heart Happy

The pause -


In Toastmasters I've learned that it is effective to pause when giving a speech:  one second at a comma, two seconds at a period, and three seconds with a paragraph shift.

I think we all appreciate the comedic talents of Steve Martin.  Who would imagine that an interview with him would not be scintillating enough, would need the suggestion of a stimulus.  This is an important comment by Steve Martin on what we might learn if we give a little more time when we listen to another speak. It is also a comment on the lack of respect for art.



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