Pronunciation

Do You Hate the Sound of Your Own Voice?

Do you hate the sound of your own voice – here’s how to love it! If you think your voice sounds shrill, nasal, or thin, you may need to adjust where your sound is resonating from. Here are a few tips: 1) Open your throat while you speak, the way singers do when they sing. […]

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Secrets to Success with Accent Reduction – Consonants

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What can we learn about PUBLIC SPEAKING from …

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How do you remember the correct pronunciation of words?

Congratulations – you have learned to pronounce new words! But how do you remember the correct pronunciation for next time? When I was hosting the TV show ETHNICITY, I had to remember the correct pronunciation of so many names of people from so many different countries. And – I had to say them perfectly the […]

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What’s more important in pronouncing English – consonants or vowels?

Here is one of the most useful tips for speaking English clearly – focus your pronunciation on the consonants. English depends on consonant sounds even more than vowels. So – if you learn to pronounce them correctly and make sure you don’t leave them out (especially at the end of words), you will be much […]

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Do You Talk Like a “Valley Girl?”

If you watch any teenage movie – you will probably notice that many people speak with a questioning or “up” tone at the end of SO MANY SENTENCES. You may also notice that both men and women in business talk that way and don’t even realize it. “Up tone” makes you sound unconfident. So – […]

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