|I’ve been told I mumble. My parents tried to get me to stop mumbling but didn’t succeed! Not long ago I was told I speak fast and mumble when I’m nervous, so I decided to try to figure out what I was doing so I could stop, so I could communicate more clearly.
As an Alexander Technique teacher, my every day involves discovering habits – discovering my own and helping clients to discover their own – in order to let them go and stop interfering with what we would like to do. But I didn’t seem to be able to do anything about the mumbling!
So I joined Toastmasters where every week I have the opportunity to face the stimulus of speaking to a group, and either reacting to that in ways that detract from my message or choosing to act in ways that contribute to it. If you want to work on your public speaking and you’ve never tried out Toastmasters, I highly recommend it!
Here’s my practice session for my third Toastmasters speech. If you read the article in the last newsletter, the content is basically the same, but if you didn’t and would prefer to listen to it, here it is!