Monday, April 30, 2012

Spontaneous Pauses: Facilitators of Fresh Words and Synonyms

In a post early last year (Jan. 31, 2011) I wrote about the vital role played by spontaneous pauses when someone is speaking extempore because such pauses help facilitate the use of fresh words and synonyms, the defining trait of articulate people. The short video clip below, showing famous film director James Cameron giving his impressions of the Mariana Trench, is an excellent example of how a spontaneous pause can help generate a stream of synonyms, making one’s communication vivid and compelling.

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