1.2 The Breath-Thought Connection

You may not be aware of it, but there is an important connection between your breath and your thought process that is crucial in determining how you are able to deliver a communication. Not only is breath a verbal punctuator, your breathing patterns do a lot to inform your communication parter about how you are experiencing an interaction and can allow you to cue them toward how to receive your content. Ever wonder how filler sounds like "um" and "ahhhhh" find there way into your speech at every moment of pause or consideration? Are you ever self-conscious that you may be speaking too quickly or too slowly? Have you ever been trapped in a fixation about how your listener perceives you instead of confidently speaking what you know? Every communication, successful and unsuccessful, originates at the breath-thought connection.

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