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How to Rapidly Improve Speaking Skills

Ubiquity, Volume 2009 Issue March | BY Philip Yaffe 

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Even as written communication is important, spoken communication has been assuming an increasing role. We are called on to speak in such media as videos, teleconferences, and podcasts. Our ability to speak clearly is as important as our ability to formulate our arguments concisely and clearly. Phil Yaffe, who has provided advice to Ubiquity readers on how to write clearly and concisely, offers advice on how to speak clearly.


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i am very happy to have you with myself for my help and i hope that you will help to learn more from you to make myself capibale for good writing and speaking thanks alot

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��� Sarah Farahani, Thu, 09 Mar 2017 05:54:58 UTC

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��� K.muruganandan, Wed, 27 Apr 2016 15:13:56 UTC

provide me some more tips

��� zulqarnain, Thu, 21 Apr 2016 10:49:23 UTC

I strongly want to be one of those who are speak English fluently, i wait for helping from any one who is a volunteer.

��� Niguse Abide, Sun, 06 Mar 2016 14:35:24 UTC

Wow, thank you. This is gold.

��� John, Sun, 06 Dec 2015 07:49:52 UTC

Wow, it's really a fantastic one for me all the way of our spoken skills.

��� Raushan Kumar Jha , Sat, 17 Oct 2015 09:10:33 UTC

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��� Piotr, Tue, 25 Aug 2015 19:58:22 UTC

Hello Mr. Yafee. Thank you for sharing this article. I am an IB diploma student living in the Bible Belt of the U.S. I have been trying to work on my speaking skills because we do a lot of oral presentations that are shipped overseas to be reviewed. Thanks to your advice, I can safely say that my speaking skills have improved tremendously. This is an excellent article and it has really helped me. Have you thought about making a video for this?

��� James Smith, Wed, 03 Dec 2014 07:30:09 UTC

Thanks for such an interesting article. I am in a business where I have to interact with American people almost on daily basis. Listening to them has helped me to understand their accent. It is still a challenge to communicate in their accent. To take care of this I became member of the toastmaster international, where I did learn a great deal. I still need a solution that works fast for me. Your physical theory does explain a lot. What else can I do to take care of the problem. I shall buy the book as well. Thanks in advance

��� Saroj, Thu, 06 Feb 2014 05:44:10 UTC

Hi Philip, thank you so much for sharing your great experience about improving English. Yes, it can be improved by observing and repeating constantly. I've also been troubled with fluent English as I mumble while presenting my designs to the interviewers and because of that I lost some good jobs in great companies. I need to improve my spoken English very fast. Hope so soon will get over this. I have really enjoyed your article and it's inspiration for me.

��� yogesh khandare, Fri, 04 Oct 2013 12:34:33 UTC

Hello Yafee, Really thanks for sharing your wonderful experiences that how did you improve your speaking skills. It's very true that social interaction and culture is very effective not only on the personality of a person and also on his/her speech. In my student life, I was also a good speaker even in English language although I am non-native English speaker. Since, I have joined a profession to work with the Deaf in 2004 I am feeling a lot of difficulties even to pronounce the words, it does not mean that I dont have the English vocabulary or the thoughts to speak but I could not say many times a simple sentences and my tongue mumble even on easy words. Secondly, long time before I had read a research based article, sorry I forget the name but I still remember the wording that if someone works in same culture and atmosphere least for three years, it effect on the personality as well as on the communication skills either in negative or positive sense BUT it effect. For example a worker who works in a factory where the noise is more than 40 dB can be effected by hearing loss and as a result s/he speaks loudly buts s/ he doesnt realize that how loudly is he speaking and it also effect on his/her speaking capabilities. Social interaction plays a vital role to improve the speaking skills, really agreed with you. Now, I am trying to improve my oral skills and learning that how can I reinstate my speaking skills. Look forward to hear more from you about your life experiences. Thanks.

��� Imran Hussain, Fri, 17 May 2013 20:48:00 UTC

this article is excellent and will be helpful to others who are not confident in their speech. Thank you.

��� varadarajan ravi , Fri, 01 Feb 2013 13:20:25 UTC

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