Pregnant pauses Ask your audience, “Who are the most trustworthy speakers in the industry?”….Pause for 7 seconds…Then answer: The most trustworthy speakers are the ones who you know 100% only preach what they practice. Silence intimidates amateur and unartistic speakers. Artists lean into pregnant, uncomfortable pauses.dad • • • • • This website is about our SPIRIT. To enjoy today’s post about our WORK, click here. By jeff noel Retired Disney Institute Keynote Speaker and Prolific Blogger. Five daily, differently-themed personal blogs (about life's 5 big choices) on five interconnected sites. View all of jeff noel's posts.