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Straight Talk, Issue #31 -- STAMMERING IS TOTALLY MANAGEABLE
September 03, 2008
|, FROM STUTTERING TO BEING A GREAT ORATOR - IT IS POSSIBLE
IN THIS ISSUE OF STRAIGHT-TALK! NEWSLETTER ~
1. CONTROL STAMMERING/STUTTERING
2. CONSIDER YOURSELF CHALLENGED
3. QUOTATIONS ABOUT "STAMMERING"
4. REGULAR: OUR VISION & PURPOSE
"Use what talents you possess, the woods would be silent if no birds sang except the ones that sang best." ~ Anonymous
1. CONTROLLING A STAMMERING VOICE
STAMMERING/STUTTERING is a communication defect that affects the organs of speech in a way that causes unsmooth articulation of words. Words can either be repeated, stopped, swallowed, broken or skipped.
In an attempt to impede their stuttering, most stutterers tend to talk a bit faster. This is however, a very bad strategy for clear articulation.
Famous personalities like Winston Churchill are said to have gained control of their stuttering by speaking slowly and 'intentionally'. Yes, stuttering is more than just a common condition, it is a famous one too… and yes, it is very much possible for a stutterer to go beyond the limitations of his/her vocal condition, to becoming a great orator.
Stammeres tend to work better with the help of a voice coach or voice trainer. The trick is always to speak slowly, with deep breaths in between.
2. A CHALLENGE FOR YOU
If you are a stutterer, realise that you can go beyond gaining control to becomin a great orator - get useful resources or sign up for voice training/coaching.
If you know someone who stutters or has a vocal defect, let them know that it can be managed - better still, sign them up for voice training or buy them a useful book or software.
3. INSPIRING AND FUNNY QUOTES ABOUT STUTTERING
"Somebody told me I should put a pebble in my mouth to cure my stuttering. Well, I tried it, and during a scene I swallowed the pebble. That was the end of that."
~ Jean Rostand
"But if you put a script up in front of me to read, or a cue card, I couldn't do it without stuttering."
~ Mel Tillis
"Half the world is composed of people who have something to say and can't, and the other half who have nothing to say and keep on saying it!."
~ Robert Frost
"I bought a self learning record to learn Spanish. I turned it on and went to sleep; the record got stuck. The next day I could only stutter in Spanish."
~ Stephen Wright
4. Our Vision and purpose
Here at http://www.public-speaking-solutions.com, we believe in the power of words. We believe in the absolute necessity and importance of enhanced & effective delivery of speeches to create better understanding, empowerment and information. Talk should teach, guide, heal, empower and inspire. It should not destroy, demean, lie, gossip, cheat, swear, or destroy - that kind is cheap and useless. That is our vision and that is what we stand for.
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~ Cassius Longinus
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