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 – how do you stop? The first step is to know when you do it – record yourself or ask a friend to tell you. The next step is to consciously speak with a “down” pitch at the ends of sentences that are not questions. Practice makes perfect. Of course watching those teenage movies will usually cure the habit instantly.

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