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7 Common Speaking Challenges Part 7: Involuntary Body Movements

#7 - Involuntary Body Movements

This is the 7th segment in our 7 Common Speaking Challenges Series and we're going to talk about involuntary body movements. Even if you do not consider yourself a stutterer or a stammerer, but you have problems in high-pressure scenarios, in front of audiences that matter, involuntary movement is a huge distractor from your message. You might not even be aware of it. 

The first thing, as with repetitions is awareness. So involuntary body movements can be very severe and included blinking, lips…

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7 Common Speaking Challenges Part 6: Repetition

#6 Repetitions

If you've ever struggled with stuttering or stammering, then finding yourself on the 6th segment of our 7 part series called 7 Common Speaking Challenges, is the perfect place for you. This segment deals with Repetitions. I have found from personal experience, that this is something that you can stop, that you can get rid of with tactical and strategic approaches. The most obvious coaching observation on stuttering and stammering is that this is a pattern and a habit and it can be broken. 

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7 Common Speaking Challenges Part 5: Blocking

#5 - Blocking

The 5th challenge in our 7 Common Speaking Challenges is Blocking. If you are just starting to read this, as a person who suffers from blocking, I encourage you to go back and read the rest of the series. Even if you are fluent in a language, communicating under pressure is difficult and the pressure may manifest in blocking. We're going to briefly talk about blocking. Blocking simply means that before you're able to get a sound out, your speech is blocked. 

It starts as an intention, you have …

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7 Common Speaking Challenges Part 4: Stopping and Starting Speaking

#4 Choppy Speech

Welcome Back to our 7 Common Speaking Challenges series. We are on our 4th Speaking Challenge on Stopping and Starting Speaking. This session is specifically designed for those of you who struggle with what we call choppy speech. Choppy speech where you start and stop, start, and stop is typified by airflow not being maintained and some of the causes and solutions that you'll find are in the Smooth Speech Pro90d System, but we will go over some now! 

Choppy Speech is, believe it or not, a patte…

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7 Common Speaking Challenges Part 3: Speaking too Fast

#3 - Speaking too Fast

Believe it or not. One of the most common speakings challenges that I've run across over the past decade or more is what, what do you think it is? It's when people speak too fast, Fast speech. People who find themselves in speaking situations when they're feeling anxious, they're feeling nervous, they're losing their train of thought, and they speed up speech. This results in mixing their messages. All kinds of people suffer from a fast speech in certain speaking situations, or it could be someo…

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7 Common Speaking Challenges Part 2: Feeling Rushed or Anxious

#2 Feeling Anxious and Rushed

Have you ever felt rushed and anxious when speaking, like you just wanted to hurry up and get this over with? Could be an important phone call, could be a meeting, you just start feeling kind of nervous and anxious, and you know exactly why. What usually happens is you speak really fast, which we're going to talk about that has its own effects, but generally you don't say all the things that you want to say, because you want to hurry up and get out as quickly as possible. 

As a result, people d…

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7 Common Speaking Challenges Part 1: Negative Anticipation

#1 - Negative Anticipation

Have you ever had an important speaking opportunity come up, and you start to get worried about it, you're anxious about it, you dreaded it. In fact, you even started thinking about the fact that you probably wouldn't perform well, because you hadn't performed well, in the past that you might get stuck, you might lose your train of thought, you might speak too fast. Has that ever happened to you? It has happened to me and I have made it my mission to correct speech for the past 12 years. In this…

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Question 1. Do I Believe It Is Possible?

Question 1. Do I Believe It Is Possible?

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Have you ever wondered, is it really possible for me to overcome stuttering or stammering or whatever it is that you may be struggling with in your speech? Have you ever wondered, is it actually possible for me to overcome this? I've been doing this for four decades…

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