Episode 15

Published on:

1st Feb 2022

How To…Um…Eliminate Filler Words

Beware, this episode is FULL of filler words. So, you know how, um, all of us fill the spaces, um, with, uh, extra words? Rene knows all about it too and takes on filler words, as well as the perfectionist removal of them entirely, in this episode.

 “Self awareness is a big key of this. We have to create awareness, most people don’t realize how much they use filler words until they start recording themselves.”

From the scientific cause of filler words, to the proven practices that can help make you aware of and able to eliminate them in your own speech, this episode will help any one who speaks in public or even addressing clients or customers on the phone and over Zoom. Don’t miss this opportunity to improve your impact today!

Show Resources:





Progressive Relaxation: www.dropbox.com/s/lng6ukg42vllvkm/Guided Progressive Relaxation with Music.mp3?dl=0

02:00 - What are filler words?

03:13 - Why um?

05:34 - What do filler words do to you?

06:44 - Don’t muddy the brain’s picture

07:42 - How do you stop filler words?

09:20 - Beliefs about Silence

11:15 - The Best Speakers know the power of Silence

13:02 - How to build self-awareness

14:20 - Filler words get in the way of emotional connection

16:17 - Filler words add cognitive effort for the listener

16:42 - But how long…is a pause?

19:55 - Does your personal brand matter? So do filler words

20:55 - Your Homework - Record AND REVIEW

23:17 - It’s okay to suck at something when you start!

25:07 - Preparation is KEY

27:00 - The more you practice, the easier it becomes

27:22 - Progressive Relaxation

28:20 - Recap

29:00 - AmplifiiBook.com

29:15 - Subscribe to our YouTube Channel

29:40 - AMPCon 2022

30:00 - Let your heart speak in sequence!


About the Podcast

Dive deep into the applicable neuroscience of becoming a better communicator, influencer, and leader.
René Rodriguez takes the neuroscience and psychology behind our behaviors, simplifies it, and combines that with an acute understanding of self-awareness, emotions, storytelling, body language, and more to help each of us better deliver our ideas to others. The result is the ability to enhance our message delivery and connect with our audience whether that audience is one person in front of you, 100, or 1,000 and up. And in the process, we influence outcomes and improve our lives by having a greater impact on the world.

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Rene Rodriguez

For over two decades, René has been researching and applying behavioral neuroscience as a dynamic keynote speaker, leadership advisor, world class sales expert, and renowned speaker coach. He has also trained more than 100,000 people in applying behavioral psychology and neurology methodologies to solve some of the toughest challenges in leadership, sales and change.