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How to Improve Your Diction

May 31, 2022 9:44 pm

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Practicing speaking or singing with an audience is a great way to improve your diction. Besides practicing with an audience, you can also record yourself. Recording yourself will help you identify your mistakes and work on your diction. Afterward, you can learn how to speak more subtly and with distinction. The following are some tips for improving your diction.

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Copy public speakers. Imitating a public speaker who speaks clearly and fluently can help you improve your diction. Try listening to recordings of popular public speakers and repeat what they say. Even if you have limited time, you can try imitating them. Make note of the way they pronounce certain words and sentences. Then, you can practice your diction by following their example. If you’re not an experienced public speaker, you can also listen to radio broadcasts and repeat the words they say. It often helps to slow down if your diction suffers when you rush to get words out. For advice on public speaking and Train the trainer courses, go to https://www.collegeofpublicspeaking.co.uk/courses/train-the-trainer

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If you’re having difficulty pronouncing words properly, it’s likely that you have some articulation issues. In this case, the best way to improve your diction is to focus on your mouth movements. Try speaking several sentences in front of a mirror, paying particular attention to your mouth movements and your articulation. Once you practice, you’ll notice a difference. You’ll soon find yourself with clear, precise diction and in turn, this will increase your confidence when speaking in public.

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