Masterful speakers have myriad ways to make an impact.

They shift the tone of their voice, and the volume too.  Sometimes a whisper can seem stronger than a shout. They vary the rhythm of their words and the pace of their speech to capture attention and convey emotion.

And then there’s this. Whether you’re speaking in an auditorium or a conference room or online, one of the most meaningful things you can say is…nothing.

Catherine Johns: Don't Be Afraid of Pauses

Thanks to Women Belong for this clip is from their Virtual Speaker Session.

If you find those moments of white space challenging—and many people do—tell me about it in the comments below.