3 Reasons to Use the Correct Intonation
When speaking American English you’ve got to move beyond vowel and consonant sounds.
In order to be an engaging and effective communicator, you also need to use the correct intonation.
While it’s important to articulate your vowel and consonant sounds correctly, speaking with the right intonation is equally important.
Why is intonation important?
In American English we use different types of intonation (stress & pitch) to express meaning and emotion when we speak. ♪
Three reasons to use the correct intonation
Here are 3 reasons why you need to use intonation patterns correctly~
✔ Using intonation will make sound more friendly, approachable and empathetic.
✔ Using intonation will enable you to ask questions clearly and effectively.
✔Using intonation will enable to speak with a pace that sounds natural to the American listener.
Connecting with others depends on intonation
If you want to connect with other people in a meaningful way, you must use the correct intonation when you speak.
You can speak English without intonation. But if you do that, your speech will sound flat and monotonous to Americans.
If you’re goal is to communicate effectively in American English, you’ve simply got to use intonation.
It’s about real communication
In my American accent training programs for professionals, I show you how great communication goes beyond pronunciation.
I teach you to speak using American style intonation.
Follow the link above to take a free trial lesson in my ConfidentVoice classroom.
About the author
Susan Ryan is the author of the ConfidentVoice blog and an American English communication and accent reduction coach.