Coaching Speech ConfidenceNov 16, 2021
The goal of The Accent Channel Method of Speech Improvement is for our students to feel confident and to feel like themselves when speaking English.
Many of us do get interested in improving our communication skills because we’ve gotten negative feedback or comments about our accent or the way we pronounce words, but pronunciation is just one small part of the bigger picture of being a great speaker.
I work with both native and non-native speakers by giving them strategies to feel confident about expressing themselves in any situation.
Pronunciation is a part of it…so is intonation. Using the appropriate intonation in the appropriate situation lets us express more nuanced meaning, which helps us form deeper connections with other people.
We do exercises to improve resonance and vocal power because this keeps the voice healthy and prevents vocal damage and injury, especially in a person who does a lot of speaking in a typical day.
Most of my students also like to work on learning new vocabulary and idioms, because having more words at our disposal makes us more interesting to listen to.
I’m a native speaker of English, and I still do voice, speech, and vocabulary improvement exercises almost every day. These exercises help me feel confident about the way I sound when I’m speaking to groups of students, doing live sessions on social media, or teaching in my YouTube videos and my online courses.
If you love the way you speak, that’s awesome. Keep doing what you’re doing. If speaking makes you nervous, or you know you could be a more powerful, more persuasive speaker, find a coach to help you!
At the end of the day, it’s all about confidence. If you want to learn more about how our teaching method empowers students, have a listen below.
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