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 avoiding fillers, check out my blog post on How to Stop Saying “Um” and Other Filler Words.