Dramatic... Pause.

In any form of speech, the Dramatic Pause is an important tool you use to build up to something spectacular.

If used properly, it can even work for 2 spectacular endings.

It can also be a powerful set-up to a joke, making the humor much more effective.

The trick, however, is not to overdo it.  Liberally sprinkling dramatic pauses in a regular conversation is just boring.  Instead of hyping it up, you kill the drama.  And if it goes on far longer than acceptable, you may also end up getting killed yourself.

So go ahead, add drama to your public speaking with the Dramatic Pause.  Make the wait worth it.

Just make sure you end with an 'Ooomph!', and not with a 'Hmp!".  I mean, c'mon!


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