I often find that the strategies that I teach my accent reduction coaching clients are the same strategies that are used in public speaking.
For both accent reduction and effective public speaking you need to:
- Warm up your voice ✔
- Prepare your material with marks for emphasis, pauses & stops (breathing) ✔
- Rehearse what you plan to say over & over until it feels natural & automatic ✔
Non native speakers need to pay extra attention to these three strategies when they do public speaking.
Below is an excellent short article from the Wall Street Journal on voice and preparation techniques for public speaking.
While the article is not about accent reduction, many of the strategies are the same.
If you are non native English speaker who is serious about improving your public speaking skills, you may want to investigate my ☛ accent reduction coaching program.
I’m a skilled accent reduction coach and Toastmaster with CC & ACB awards.
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