So, you've accidentally said something that rubbed someone the wrong way, maybe got under their skin, and are left in an awkward situation not knowing what to do next. We've all been there. If you're realizing a pattern and that your same actions are bothering different people, it's time for a change. Here are 7 bad habits that we all need to work on.
1. Saying "um"
Your great story can be ruined by these annoying pauses. It's distracting and can make your story appear much less interesting. I know it's hard to not say um all the time, especially if you're talking in front of a lot of people and have a fear of public speaking. An easy way to fix this is pausing silently to collect your thoughts--you'll appear much more put together.