Power of Pause

“The right word may be effective but nothing has ever been as effective as a RIGHTLY timed pause.” -Unknown

The Power of Pause….what do I mean by that? What I mean is we are so busy talking AT each other instead of WITH each other. I believe there is power in the PAUSE.

For me the pause means so much more. When I do pause, I know I have more of a Positive Attitude. Also, in the pause, it is where you really start to Understand. Understand yourself and others. The pause is very powerful when you are Speaking, giving a speech or looking to gain people’s attention that pause, draws them in. Especially, the pause helps us Engage. Truly engage, instead of talking AT each other, WITH each other.

I know I am not the first person to discuss the power of pause. While doing some research I found this great article- The Art of Pausing

The part of his article that I loved was when he asked this question:

“Do you sometimes say things you later regret when you ‘fill the gap’ during a lull in the conversation with words that are long on syllables but short on meaning?”

The article also cited one of my favorite quotes which I use in my “Stop Talking, Start Connecting” workshop. “Wise men speak because they have something to say;fools because they have to say something.– Plato.”

What are your thoughts about the PAUSE? I would love to know, feel free to email me at info@ninaobier.comI am Nina Obier- Your Leadership Liaison. The link between where your INFLUENCE is and where YOU want it to be!


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