The pulse of the interaction, the tension beneath it, the rapport behind it is felt in the pause.
The pause makes you lean forward, slide to the edge of the seat and pay rapt attention as the suspense builds.
It nudges you to future-spect, to take a side, to get emotional.
Pauses are not buffers, breathing breaks or boring! They are bundles of unknown. Placed abruptly it can break hearts. Positioned purposefully and the next word is emphasized. Inserted well and a few moments can seem like an eternity.
Practice pausing. It’s a secret to legend-wait for it-dary!