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    Default Clear Speech...

    well appearantly I have a problem with the way I speak.
    I've been informed that I tend to speak a bit too fast
    and that causes some of my words to be slurred...
    which makes it hard for my prospects to understand
    as to what I can offer them.
    Personally when Im dealing with clients from US...
    I have no trouble...
    its the European Countries that is causin some grief...
    as their main language isn't english...
    but most of my clients are Europeans as Im currently livin' here.
    Anyone know any good ways for me to slow down my speech?
    I mean I got 23 years of "bad habits" I guess.

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    Default Re: Clear Speech...

    Go to the bathroom, turn on the lights, lock the door, look into the mirror, and start talking.

    Makes you feel stupid, but by being alone, you'll really focus on what you sound like and how fast your going. It's a practice drill for public speaking, but it should work for you too.

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    Heroin

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    Practice talking with marbles in your mouth.

    Just don't choke.

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    I have the same problem when I speak to large crowds. When i would practice I was told that I didnt pronunciate the end of each word and they I talked to fast. I just have to conciously realize what I was doing and slow it all down and really annunciate

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    Default Re: Clear Speech...

    Yeah, you really have to focus on it. I've done PA announcing and been accused of going too fast. It's really easy to fall into it, but it's also pretty easy to control if you're conscious of it. Talking to a mirror is a good technique because you can hear yourself clearly. Also try recording yourself speaking, then play it back - when you hear it like everyone else does, you get a sense of how you sound.

    Otherwise, I think Twes might be onto something.
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    Practice talking with marbles in your mouth.

    Just don't choke.


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