I um wanted to um say that um saying um too many times in um one conversation, it um, well it um, it makes you sound like an idiot. Um, no offense.
Saying um means either your not confident with what you’re trying to say or just don’t know what the hell to say. Either way, it’s a hard habit to break.
This graphic from the London Speaker Bureau has some great tips on how to avoid using “Um” and any other filler words — like “like” — so that you’ll sound more confident.