You know, umm, like Russian Parasites

You know, umm, like Russian Parasites

Today I am in Moscow.  доброе утро(“Good Morning” in Russian).  I just finished leading a workshop for a fantastic group of Russian executives from the pharmaceutical company #Valeant. I taught them about leadership and powerful communication.  They taught me something about speech. When someone is speaking and ummm, you know… like, ahh, uses sounds or words like ahhh, like so, ummm, you know… then this is what we call “Disfluent”. “Disfluencies” are any meaningless sounds or words that a speaker uses as fillers whilst thinking about what to say next….