The Power of the Pause

Just a couple of seconds to pause helps you take command of your communications.

Talking non-stop creates stress for listeners. The pause helps us think about what you just said and to really take it in.

The pause projects confidence and takes all those crazy non-words out of our messages.

Take back your power by pausing instead of rushing into that next meeting, conference call or sentence.

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Lou Solomon

Lou Solomon is the founder of Interact. She is a TEDx speaker and a member of the adjunct faculty at the McColl School of Business at Queens University of Charlotte. Her articles have appeared in Harvard Business Review,,, and Fast Company.