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6 Effective Stepts towards Improving You Speaking Skills


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How to effectively improve your speaking skills divided into 6 easy steps

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6 Effective Stepts towards Improving You Speaking Skills

  1. 1. How to improve your speaking skills
  2. 2. 6 steps 1. Speak clearly 2. Develop ‘flow’ 3. Choose your ‘expert’ topic 4. Become a topic expert 5. Develop style 6. Practice daily
  3. 3. 1 Speak clearly Clear speech is direct and takes responsibility of its meaning. • Indirect vs. direct ‘It wasn’t appreciated.’ ‘I didn’t appreciate it.’ • Not taking responsibility ‘We are not sure what to do.’ ‘I’m not sure what to do.’
  4. 4. 1 Clear speech is loud enough to demand attention. • Presence • Trust • Passion Speak clearly
  5. 5. 1Don’t overuse slang and jargon • Slang ‘That is an awesome idea.’ That is a great idea.’ • Jargon ‘I can give you a ballpark figure.’ ‘I can give you a rough estimation. Speak clearly
  6. 6. 2 Develop ‘flow’ What is ‘flow’? • Comfort with speaking that lets you approach all topics with equal grace.
  7. 7. 2Pace • Most people speak too quickly. • Speaking quickly affects accuracy and understanding negatively. Pausing • Pauses should be used instead of your ‘uh’s and ‘um’s. • Pausing should be used instead of filler words such as ‘like’ and ‘you know’. • Pauses can be used for emphasis. Develop ‘flow’
  8. 8. 3 Choose your ‘expert’ topic Talk about your interests and passions, so you’ll be: • Knowledgable • Confident • Excited
  9. 9. 4 Become the topic expert When talking about ‘expert’ topics you will naturally: • Aim for conversations that you are comfortable with. • Pursue positive reactions from your speaking partners. • Divide your talk into subtopics.
  10. 10. 5 Develop style When trying to express you content in an interesting manner, always consider: • Volume • Pace • Body language • Humor • Story-telling
  11. 11. 6 Practice daily Only practice makes perfect, so: • Practice daily at home • Set targets for yourself (e.g. speak slowly, use gestures, etc.) • Practice at events
  12. 12. For more presentations, visit: resources for teachers and learners of English