Killing the dumb “um”

The dumb umHow … um … annoying … um … is it … um … reading this … um … um … sentence?

Pretty painful, huh?

Listening to people whose speech is littered with one um after another is even more painful than trying to read that. Worse yet, the ability to follow what they’re saying is challenging, and you can forget about staying focused on the message they are trying to convey.

You don’t think you’re guilty of this?

Well, how about taking this little test just to see?

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