Okay, so this is, like, an article about, ah, all those, um, bad, uh, habits or on-air crutches that Dj’s pick up, you know. Know what I mean? Fix these things and, like, you can be super-better at your, um, job and stuff. You know? Whatever.
All air personalities develop crutches. It may be repeating certain phrases (‘How you doin’ on a Thursday?”), running thoughts and sentences together or even just saying, “uh” or “um” all the time. Inserting “filler” words into conversation slows the pace and gets in the way of communication.
Those filler words happen when searching for the right phrase or waiting for the mouth to catch up with our thoughts. Soon they become ingrained and we don’t even hear them. It becomes a bad habit.
And it’s a barrier for the listener. In fact, at times it can get so annoying she may hear nothing else.