Elon Musk Says ‘Um’ 20 Times in a 5-Minute Speech. Here’s How He Could Fix It–and So Can You

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Want to be a more effective public speaker? A powerful message is only part of the equation. It also matters how you actually speak–too fast or too slow, whether you overuse filler words such as “um” and “you know,” whether you make eye contact with your audience (or camera), and how confident you sound.

To help you improve all those metrics, a startup named Yoodli created an AI-powered app that will analyze your speech and give you suggestions for how to improve. It also offers games designed to hone your speaking skill. And you can use it for free, either by uploading a presentation you’ve already made or practicing live on the site.

To demonstrate the power of its app, Yoodli unleashed its algorithm on a five-minute commencement speech by Elon Musk. He’s a genius who has already changed the world in many ways and may even succeed in his plan to colonize Mars. But Musk is not a polished public speaker. He stumbles, he mumbles, and he repeats his words, sometimes four or five…

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This article was written by Minda Zetlin and originally published on www.inc.com