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Stammering for a public speech
How to overcome stammering for a public speech
The two keys that he found were Practice and Rehearsal
I’ll see if I can dig out a few links that can help
Firstly get some presentation slides to do the work for you. If you make sure that the headline of each slide clearly shows what you are going to say and uses a picture to get your message across. This way even if you dry, your slides will still be getting your message through. They say that a picture is worth a thousand words.
Secondly write out what you are going to say. Practice it until you are word perfect. At a bare minimum speak it out loud at least four times – one of which has to be in front of a live audience. The audience could be family, friends, colleagues basically anyone. Once you have given the presentation a few times you will be starting to get the hang of it and should feel less nervous.
Thirdly consider doing some relaxation exercises. Look at improving your breathing. A voice coach showed me how to physically change my body to get more air into my system before I started speaking.
There is a NLP technique called visualization. Which I have found very effective. Before you speak close your eyes and remember a very beautiful time in your life. What did it look like? What sounds did you hear? How did you feel? By now you should be feeling quite calm.
Now imagine this feeling as you walk off the podium at the end of the presentation. If you practice this you will get much more relaxed.
Links that may be useful to look at include the British Stammering Association http://www.stammering.org/
It may be worth posting a message on a stuttering discussion forum
This one looks good – it is called the Stuttering Forum
There is already a post called “Most simple advice to prevent stuttering” that appears to be very useful
I hope that this help is of use
I don’t think that there will be an overnight fix here, but with help it should be easier to stand up in public.
Firstly I would suggest that you approach a stammering association for support. The only one in India that I have been able to find so far charges quite a lot for its services. http://www.speechfoundation.com/ A good internet search should help you to find something more suitable.
The other answer is to get practice in speaking in front of audiences. Generally speaking the more you speak in front of audiences the easier it will become.
If you can start speaking in front of small friendly audiences you will gain extra confidence. You can then start to migrate towards larger audiences.
You could start with your family and friends and then get chances to speak at other occasions.
You could join a speakers club. The toastmsters club can be very helpful. There are a number of clubs in India. Most of these are in Bangalore but there may be others in different parts of India.
I hope that this helps. Please drop us a line to let us know how you get on.
Originally Posted by kalpesh ghevarchan jain
can u just tell me that how can i overcome my stammering.coz i want to overcome it as early as possible.my name is kalpesh from india.whenevr i talk to some stranger i stammer more.so plz help me
Even I have stammering problem right from my childhood. I went to many speech pathologists, but could not get the desired result.
After all the findings i have come to the conclusion that the only reason for
stammering to occur is nervousness and nothing else. When u speak to an
alein u are nervous. But if u speak to a known person your speech is normal.
plz help me…
I’ll be grateful to you if you could help me overcome this problem.
Be careful of ‘Miracle’ stammering cures
Pls help me
Here is an article on the BBC web site that may prove an interesting link
And here is one from the British Stammering Association
I hope that this helps
If there are any stammering cures then details should be posted onto the forum.
Help me please
Thanks and awaiting in eager.
Stammering is a state of excitement which makes your speech organs tense
which due to a FALSE anticipation that you ‘ll stammer.
Keep in mind that anticipation is totally false. No body stammers. If he knows
that he has not a problem but just a false anticipation,
The techniques are.
(2) Sudarshan kriya by art of living.
(3) THE MOST IMPORTANT: TEll your self again and again that you have no problem. Keep on telling .. this will gradually go deep into your sub conscious mind and then you’ll begin to be fluent.
These techniques are much helpful.
Stammering can be cured ..
There is nothing to do with your sub-consious mind and stammering …
Stammering is caused but various reasons.. wrong way of learning speech in childhood (like imitating some charecter who stammers) , by frigtnening etc ..
Stammering can be completely cured for children at the early age but teaching them to speak the corect way.. and for adults it can be controlled .. by takingng up a proper speech therapy ..
I’m in 25yrs old and i was suffering from stammerng for the past 15 yrs, it started becoz my friends scared me with grasshoppers and cockroaches when i was 5 yrs… Now i’m taking up speech therapy and i can feel that my stammering has reduced a lot …. even if my sub-consious mind tell me i’m going to stammer a particular word.. i can speak that word without stammering ….
Pls you also visit a good speech therapist for your stammering.. but there is lot of hard work needed from your side also ..a speech therapist can show u only the way .. but u’ve to walk thru it ..
now i am in my final year of graduation and hav faced a lot problems during seminars and presentations or while asking doubts to the professors. i am pretty normal during normal conversations with friends but the problem arises when i try to explain a concept or a news or a joke to people who are unaware of the concept/news.
one more thing i obsevered in my stuttering is that i stutter infront of people whom i think are a bit superior to me. not exactly superior but ppl who are not so dumb to analysie things i.e intelligent enough. with strangers( except elders/higher officials) i am pretty fluent.
very recently my professor too advised me to get rid of it since its going to be a big hurdle in my future professional life where probably i have to present papers in conferences and things like that. it seems that, as said by my professors, even in my stuttering i am pretty good at explaining concepts during presentations. (dont know if they said this just to boost my morale). the thing is there’s no blockage of thinking rationally/logically during my stuttering.
hope the above things adds to the database of properties of stuttering.
i would also welcome thankfully, suggestions in getting rid of this problem from people who are in practice.
i hope its not a problem replying to such an old thread.
i stay in mumbai
Only Regular Practice……
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If you can use presentation slides make them visual so that your audiince can follow your presentation.
One person I once saw present had pictures with a few captions.. When he froze he just simply pointed at the slides and gestured. The audience read the slides and he got a standing ovation at the end.
Please remember that the audience wants you to succeed.