H7: Filler Words – Part 2

Video Review – Details you want to know

What’s the exact “right way” to add these to a dialogue script?

There isn’t one! That’s both the difficulty AND the power of this technique.

It’s like salt. What’s the correct amount of salt to add? It depends on the recipe, the base ingredients, what else it’s being paired with, and who’s going to eat it.

As we become aware that it’s an option, our instincts and choices become sharper and more accurate. It takes time and practice, but it’s worth it!

Will my filler words sound different from yours? (7:57)

Most likely! Say it how YOU would say it, not me. 🙂

Should I overthink my choices when a client is waiting? (9:00)

No. Don’t spend hours creating dozens of variations for a client. Do it once, twice, or maybe three times, and then move on. If they don’t like it, revisit it. Otherwise, get on with it. Don’t allow the choices that this technique offers become paralyzing.

The time to practice a script 8-10 different ways is when we’re just experimenting during slow periods in our voiceover week.

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