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Unhappy My Speech - February 12th 2009, 09:40 PM

Basically, I speak really quickly and people often ask me to repeat what I'm saying. This is sometimes nerves/excitment and it really is a pain :S

I'm 15 and pretty strapped for cash, so speaking lessons are pretty much a no-go.

Anyway know any techniques or excersises that could help me slow down?

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Re: My Speech - February 12th 2009, 10:01 PM

Hi Tericon,
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I think some things that might help would be to read aloud to yourself slowly when no one is around. You can practice oral presentations for school aloud before saying them in front of a class. That would help you slow down and be less nervous about it.

All around, this just takes practice. Just try and stay conscious of it when talking to people and keep asking your friends and family to tell you when to slow down. It will help to have some support from others as well.

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Re: My Speech - February 13th 2009, 11:26 AM

As Nat mentioned you can try reading slowly, taking deep breaths is a good idea too - if nothing else it will buy you time to get the word out clearly or to leave a bigger space between words.

Practising would be your best bet when nobody is at home if you're worried about looking like a lemon at home

If you have a watch allocate yourself a given time to complete a sentence/paragraph etc. Remember that it is understandable to be nervous and speed up and nobody expects you to be perfect
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