I’m a fast talker. And I blame my childhood.
After spending my formative years dying for attention in a family of four children, including two older loud and talkative sisters, it’s no wonder I communicate the way I do. I talk loudly, proudly, quickly and rarely wait for my turn.
Don’t worry — I’m raising my children to communicate differently. The last thing I want to do is unleash three little rapid-fire versions of me on the world.
It was much worse when I was younger and more obnoxious, less introspective about my bad habits that could be mistaken for rudeness.
These days I'm a bit better, but not much.
How I speak clearly indicates a few things about who I am:
May come from a large family;
Family of loud communicators;
Talkative family history;
Most likely a second or third child;
Grew up being told to be quiet or shut up.
It also explains a lot about why I gravitated towards a media career. I'm online/on TV/on radio. Just try talking over me now!