Archive for July, 2005

Digital Voice Recorder

Saturday, July 23rd, 2005

I recently bought an Olympus WS-100 digital voice recorder. This particular recorder was recommended by a contributor to SpeakerNet News. I like the Olympus WS-100 for several reasons: It uses flash memory, so I don’t have to fuss with microcassettes or mini-CDs. It only weights a couple ounces and is about the size of two […]

Eliminating Verbal Pauses

Friday, July 22nd, 2005

One of the communication skills Toastmasters teaches is to eliminate verbal pauses when speaking, whether giving a speech, talking on the phone, or having a face-to-face conversation. Verbal pauses are when you say um, ah, uh, you know, etc. While your brain is searching for the next words to say, your mouth keeps on going […]