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Your Speech Is Packed With Misunderstood, Unconscious Messages - Facts So Romantic - Nautilus
Imagine standing up to give a speech in front of a critical audience. As you do your best to wax eloquent, someone in the room uses a clicker to conspicuously count your every stumble, hesitation, um and uh; once you've finished, this person loudly announces how many of these blemishes have marred your presentation.

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