How can we speak with authority? Well, first of all, stop using all those fillers, such as “you know” and “like.” Next, stop making statements sound like questions.

Slam poetry performer, Taylor Mali, is also an educator and teacher advocate. He  gives some very funny examples of how we weaken what we say using these fillers and up-talk. His point – we need to learn to speak with conviction. Enjoy.


How to Speak with Authority

Written and recited by Taylor Mali and published under the title of “Typography”