This is video 3 of 3 where I offer tips for organically slowing down your speech. Talking too fast often comes from nervous, excited or passionate energy, which surges upwards through the body and can result in speeding up your tempo. But if you try to think of combating that energy by artificially slowing yourself down, it will feel and sound weird for everyone, because it won’t be authentic. In videos 1 and 2, we talked about grounding yourself and taking time to breathe deeply, which you can watch on this website, on my IGTV @christinemottram or on my YouTube channel (www.youtube.com/user/clmottram)
The third tip I cover in this video? Honor your words by honoring and committing to the sounds within them, specifically the vowel sounds. You know you’re talking too fast if you’re crunching the syllables of your words together, and sometimes we have habits around doing that even after we ground and breathe deeply. Watch this video to see what I mean by ‘honoring’ your sounds and how to do it.
That’s all my tips for finding a speaking pace that feels good to you. Have you tried any of them out? How did it go?? I would love to hear.
ps. For more, longer and more in-depth voice and articulation warm ups, check out the warm ups on this website. If you want them in podcast form, search for ‘BeSpoke Speaks’ on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon Music, Google Podcasts, Buzzsprout or Stitcher.
Take good care,