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February 3, 2013

How to Speak Slowly and Clearly

In the previous post, I shared a video demonstrating someone speaking English with an accent. In spite of his accent, the message was completely understandable. Today, I share some of the exercises we can use to slow our speech down, while sounding natural and clear. These tips will help perfect our speech in everyday conversation and also in any public speaking or presentations that we have to deliver. I will demonstrate these techniques with help of other experts who have made videos on the same topics. In this first video, Jay Miller shares with us four techniques you can use to slow down and also create a better rapport with your audience.

In this second video, Rebecca Linquist shares some of the same techniques from a different perspective, using all three learning styles - auditory, visual, kinesthetic  This video provides some hands on demonstrations that help you hear the right sounds by seeing them. I have used all of these techniques in my accent and pronunciation classes.

What new or different techniques have you learned from these videos? 
What techniques will you apply? 

Feel free to share your answers in the comments section below.

Author, Jennifer Kumar, an American citizen living in Kochi, India, is a spoken American English and accent facilitator. Helping you to understand the best way to deliver your message technically and culturally while working with and interacting with Americans. 

Related Posts:
9 Lessons on Being a Public Speaker   
Speaking More Clearly With Americans 
5 Ways to Talk Slower, Naturally 

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