Uh, This Message, Um, Is About, Er…

Sometimes, we’ll need to listen to someone drone on with variations of “uh” and “um” 1,440 times… in an hour. It would be quite annoyingly (and distractingly) interrupted by the occasional use of technical terms.

After a few minutes, I concluded that it must not have been the result of any distractions but was likely a psychological difficulty. It’s quite difficult, as a listener, to follow along with technical concepts when the presenter is struggling with a speech disfluency as significant as this.

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