I was interviewed for an NBC News video on why we use filler words and how to avoid them. My interview segment begins at the 1:33 mark.
“Filler words such as ‘umm’ are ubiquitous across cultures and languages. Research suggests they have a real use, but be careful about how much you use them.”
To learn more about filler words, check out my blog post on “Eliminating the Dreaded ‘Um.”