Do you have trouble expressing your thoughts?
The wise and super intelligent people who I work with in my accent reduction coaching problem frequently tell me this:
Susan, I often have trouble expressing my thoughts and ideas fluently. This is really frustrating! Sometimes I don’t even say things at meetings because I’m afraid I’ll mess up.
Fluency & Confidence
It seems like fluency in speaking and confidence go hand in hand. If you don’t sound fluent, you don’t feel or sound confident.
- You hear yourself struggling
- Others hear you struggling
- The situation gets uncomfortable
Then you take a back seat, even though your ideas are insightful, money saving and relevant.
How to Speak More Fluently
When I work with people in my online accent reduction class and coaching programs, I teach them to speak more fluently by using THE THREE P’s METHOD for speaking American English.
Here it it⤵
Susan’s THREE P’s METHOD for Fluent American English
- Phrases ~ Speak in phrases
- Pitch ~ Use pitch emphasis on the key word in each phrase
- Pauses ~ Pause slightly at the end of each phrase
Sounds simple, right?
Well, it usually takes most people a few weeks to catch on to this pattern, but once they do….
WOW…they definitely sound more clear and more fluent!
In fact you’ll be speaking with a melody that the American listener enjoys hearing.♬
The American Listener
I’ll tell you right here…if you speak in a manner that sounds choppy, monotone, word by word, with lots of ummz & ahhhz, people will tune out.☹
Once they tune out, your ideas, no matter how good they are, won’t get heard.
And when your ideas don’t get heard, everyone in your organization loses!
Learn to Express Yourself Fluently
In my online Accent Reduction Class, I teach you to speak more clearly and fluently using my soon to be famous THREE P’s METHOD. Right now it’s only famous with my clients as you can see from the comment below.
I just finished watching your two online courses. And I’d like to share some of my thoughts with you. The courses are really inspiring! The “phrases, pitch and pauses” method really makes sense and greatly summarizes the key to speak.
Interesting, isn’t it?
A Quote for You to Ponder
As you think more about fluency and pitch, phrases & pauses, I’ll leave you with a quote that I like from Marianne Williamson.
Thanks for visiting my blog…and do check out my online Accent Reduction Class. Invest in your communication skills and let your wisdom emerge!