Breathing is as important in public speaking as the actual words that you speak. I don’t mean the air you process through your lungs but the breath between words and the gap between sentences. Most importantly, breathing is important to distinguish between ideas.
Words have power. When young Freddy listened to Miss Sophia read the Bible aloud, he knew he wanted to read the Bible too. He asked if he might be taught how to read. Miss Sophia agreed, and he quickly mastered the alphabet and the ability to speak the letters aloud. Soon he was reading two- and three-letter words.