Tips for Speaking With the Right Pace
In my Skype accent reduction programs, I help people speak American English with the right pace.
Many of my clients (who are all very professional) speak American English too quickly.
Sound More Confident & Charismatic
Many people believe that speaking quickly will make them sound more intelligent. They think that speaking quickly will make them sound more confident and charismatic.
When speaking American English, this is not true.
In American English, speaking with a measured pace signals, “what I have to say is important”.
Speaking with a measured pace signals, “please take time to listen to this information.”
6 Contexts Where You Should Speak with a Slower Pace
Of course, your speaking pace will vary from situation to situation. Contexts for speaking with a slower pace include:
1. While speaking on the phone
2. While speaking at meetings
3. When introducing a new concept
4. When explaining something complex
5. When introducing a sequence of information
6. When summarizing material
Pace is Contextual
The types of information above often need to be delivered slowly.
This will allow your listeners to fully hear and comprehend your ideas.
American English speakers don’t always speak slowly.
During informal conversations we often speak quite fast. We link words together. We blend our sounds.
However delivering your message with a slower speaking rate is best when talking about significant ideas.
Learn to Deliver Your Message with the Right Pace
I teach you how to speak American English with the right pace in my accent reduction coaching program.
If your career demands you to be a clear and engaging communicator, follow the link above to find out how my program will help you.