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Staccato speech – trying to create a meaningful flow

Note that I am not talking about the medical definition of staccato speech here. Staccato speech is where you speak in fragments of sentences that are punctuated by pauses, which interrupt, to the point of destroying the flow of your speech. Such speech is abrupt, broken, and usually quite hard to follow for long periods … Continued

Emphasis – the most powerful communication tool

How many of us remember that teacher who, whilst knowledgeable about their subject, had the incredible gift of being able to put even the most sprightly children to sleep with their endless droning speeches, their voices never breeding excitement nor fear, just going on and on?  Well, there are lots of people like this, who … Continued

Top Tip: Mouth Gym – Articulation

The Sixth Sick Sheik’s Sixth Sheep’s Sick… Tongue-twisters are a great, fun way to practice articulation and deal with problem sounds. If you stumble over your Ps, why not practice the old Peter Piper routine. I found when I started using tongue-twisters they really helped my confidence as much as my pronunciation. If you like … Continued

The Art of Articulation

Part of being a great communicator is “clarity”. Part of achieving clarity is articulation. Part of improving your articulation is practising your diction. We forget that the voice is a muscle. We call it an articulator. Just like any muscle, the more you work it, the stronger it will be. This clip shows one of … Continued

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