4 Presentation Tips for Non Native Speakers
In my work as an accent reduction coach, I frequently help my clients prepare for presentations.
These may be presentations to management, investors, clients or academic presentations.
Here are 4 techniques you should use
1. Underline the key words in your presentation text (yes, you should have a script).
2. Use extra pitch emphasis on your marked key words when you speak.
3. Insert a back slash/ after each key word to remind yourself to pause here (just a short pause).
4. Be sure to use rising-falling intonation at the end of statements and “wh” questions. ⤵
I’ve actually created a formula for this which I call the 3 P’s.
This may seem slow to you
Speaking in this way, emphasizing key words, pausing after key words and using rising falling intonation, may seem slow to you.
But I assure you, that your native listeners will appreciate it!
I frequently recommend that my clients join a Toastmasters Club as a follow up action once they’ve completed their accent reduction coaching program.
Toastmasters is an international speaking club with chapters all over the world. It’s an excellent & supportive place to practice your presentation skills.
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I’ve served as a mentor and coach to many non native English speaking Toastmasters.
If you are a current Toastmaster who would like some advice, use the Contact form at the top of the site to send me your question.