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HOW TO IMPROVE SPEAKING

Speaking is an important part of our personality . Therefore we should try to improve our speaking .

In School , Home  or office we spend much time in speaking .

Because most of us speak much more than we write , we are judged more by our speaking or speech than our writing,

no doubt it is a great and important part of our success.

Following are some of the tips for improving .

1 > PREPARE WELL 

A skilled speaker has tremendous advantage over others . You must know what to say . Do your homework . If  you are  well prepared , the listeners will feel satisfied . This  thing will add  to  your respect  and reputation .

2 > CREATE A POSITIVE IMPRESSION 

Effective speaking contains many things other than words. The proper atmosphere is the first essential step. The place should be neat , well lighted , well ventilated  and free from disturbances . An impression is the sum total of many factors , such as dress ,posture , facial expressions , manners etc.  Proper care should be given to all these factors

3 > ORGANIZE LOGICALLY 

If  you  are  going  to speak  about a person , idea  or event etc . Think  carefully about what  is  involved . Your audience will understand you best if the ideas  are  presented  in a good order.  Put  yourself  in  the position  of  a person who does not know the subject . Decide  what he will  need to know first   .  If  you present ideas in an order , your listener will  be able  to understand easily.

4 > BE INTERESTING 

Too many speakers are satisfied merely to present the information . It is the duty of the speaker to make the speech interesting .

Especially important is an interesting opening . You may have noticed that very young children seldom talk together , rather they talk at each other. Avoid this thing.

Guide the people by intelligence , humour , and courtesy .

5 > SPEAK CLEARLY 

You must speak very clearly . Learn  some ways of improving voice and speech skills.  The clearness with which you speak depends greatly upon how you utter words . If your voice is  pleasing to others, it has a warm  quality and is free  from  unwanted sounds . Make  sure you  can be heard easily .

6 > ESTABLISH EYE CONTACT 

Eye contact plays a vital role in speech and speaking . Look directly into your audience’s eyes , but do not stare at them . Spread your attention over all selections of the audience equally . With a large group , maintain  eye contact  with those  in  first rows .

Eye  contact  keeps  the audience attentive .

7 > PRONOUNCE WORDS CORRECTLY 

Good pronunciation means correctly knowing how to utter words. No one can pronounce correctly all the words in English language . There are too many of them , and English spelling is not always a reliable guide to pronunciation . There fore , consult a person or a dictionary to pronounce words .

Thanks you soo muchhhh

TECHNIQUES TO IMPROVE LISTENNING

We spend more time in listening than we spend speaking , reading or writing  in schools and colleges.  Then we can improve our general skills by improving our listening skill. Any one can become a good listener by practicing a few techniques .

Some of them are below.

1 > IGNORE DISTURBANCES

Too often , external or internal disturbances take us away from the speaker’s message. We must therefore work hard at becoming active listeners. We should focus on the message. Listening is an excellent way to learn.

2 > MAKE USE OF LAG TIME

We should use lag time  well . Lag time means the difference between speaking speed and listening speed. Most of us speak 82 to 160 words a minute . But we can listen at least four times faster. Often , we begin to miss the speaker’s point We should use lag time carefully.

3 > AVOID ANTICIPATION

Some times we do too much  anticipating .

This practice is called ” Jumping to Conclusions ” . We think we know what the speaker is going to say. Then we stop listening .

We should allow the speaker time to make the point.

4 > BE OPEN -MINDED

We all have biases . While listening , we may be misled by there biases . We should suppress there biases . We should give the speaker a chance to make to make the point . We may learn a new thing that may remove a bias.

5 > HAVE EMPATHY

We should try to be a good listener . We should visualize matters from the speaker’s point  of view .Some peoples have a difficult time expressing their feelings about a matter . We should be courteous to them.

6 >  DON’T PLAY JUDGE

Some times we judge the speaker how he looks , talks or delivers. We should concentrate on the message not on the speaker’s  dress , sex , or mannerisms. :-P . I have this problem in listening.

7 > LISTEN TO ALL MESSAGE

Some times we have to hear message that are difficult to understand . If we are poor listeners , we would stop listening . In such a situation , we should rely on the skills required for critical listening.

8 > DON’T AFTER THE MESSAGE

At times , we distort the speaker’s message. We twist it to our needs and beliefs. We do not have to agree with the message , but we should listen.

9 > TAKE NOTES

We should take brief notes.

We should get  main points and write them down. We should focus on facts and ideas .

If we try to take down everything , we shall miss most of the message

10 > PRACTICE LISTENING

Most of us do not pay attention to listening skills . We should attend lectures or presentations  that require attentive listening . We shall find that ” Practice Makes Perfect ” with listening .

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