6 Tips for Speaking With the Right Pace

Tips for Speaking With the Right Pace

Speaking with the right pace

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.

Pace Yourself

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.

Speaking Informally

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.

 

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