One of the key strategies that I teach my accent reduction coaching clients is how to slow down and speak with a good pace.
Many English speakers from India, Brazil and other Latin American countries have a tendency to speak English too quickly for the American listener.
Your fast speech is probably contributing to your accent!
Here are 2 strategies for speaking American English with a better pace:
1. Emphasize important words & then pause
Good native English speakers emphasize the key words in each sentence or phrase.
They pause slightly after these important words. ✔
Learning how native speakers use stress & pauses will allow you to speak with a pace that’s easy for Americans to understand. ☆
2. Learn to use syllable stress
In spoken English words some syllables are stressed more than others.
The vowels in stressed syllables are articulated with a long clear pronunciation ➙ not in a short choppy way.
Short choppy syllables contribute to fast speech. That’s why learning to stress syllables will help you slow down & speak with a better pace.
Speaking at a good pace is a fundamental speaking skill that everyone, including native speakers need to learn if they want to communicate more clearly.
If you’d like a copy of my PDF report: How to Speak with the Right Pace, send me a message at firstname.lastname@example.org. I’ll send you a copy of this 6 page report.
Take action and make changes to the way you speak. You’ll be glad you did!