”I TALAkademin tror jag att vi klarar det på fyra år…”

”Qahtani joined Toastmasters six years ago. He competed in many speech contests and honed his timing in standup comedy before reaching his goal of earning the title of World Champion of Public Speaking, which he hopes will be a springboard into a career in professional speaking. ”
(klipp från internet, You Tube.)

Jag vet att detta kan fungera!

Are there any situations where you can practice talking in a REALLY LOUD voice?  I’m talking about a loud, POWERFUL voice.

Much louder and more powerful than you would ever be comfortable with.  If you like, we can try this on Skype.

Jag har själv testat den här instruktionen. Jag har märkt att den kan fungera. Men jag vet inte för hur många andra det fungerar. Skulle gärna vilja veta.

Testa andras metoder! Någons kan passa just dig!

    Posted by:  alex.bernard99@yahoo.com alex.bernard99
Date: Mon Aug 10, 2015 7:19 am ((PDT))

Thanks John, if it wasn't for you and
your book I wouldn't even believe that I could ever recover. I've got a
question, so although I have already come a long way in my understanding,
unfortunately I still sometimes hold back quite a bit. I have some bad habits
that I should break, like switching hard words for easier ones, saying like or
um to try to get myself out of a block, stopping and repeating myself, and doing
little twitches and stuff to try to break free of a block. I try to always talk
loud and expressive now, but I still rely on those things when I'm holding back
a lot. I tried not doing them, but then I would just be stuck in the block for
like 10 seconds, and people would start guessing what I'm saying, and getting
uncomfortable. If I just stop, and wait until I'm ready without even forcing it
out, then it could take forever. So I'm not sure what to do, because I should
break those bad habits, but when I don't I'm forcing words out, which isn't
good, and if I make sure not to force them out, it could take forever. So what
do you guys think, and what have you done about that?

Yeah, I hear your frustration, Alex.  It’s hard to make concrete suggestions because I’m not working with you directly.  But here’s something you might start fooling around with.  Write up a list of difficult situations, starting with the most difficult at the time and listing easier and easier situations as you work your way down the list.  At the bottom of the list should be situations in which you never have any difficulties speaking.  Once you do that, post the list and we can start exploring what we see and forming strategies.


Själv är bästa dräng!

"Everything that has
really mattered to me (athletics, music, academics..), things that I really
cared about and spent considerable time working hard at, I've been able to
become very successful in. Everything that is except for one thing, my pesky
speech impediment. Early on, I went through years of therapy, then quit
throughout high school and college. Following my undergraduate years, I started
reading on my own and came across John Harrison's book. Finally, something other
than easy on-sets, taking deep breaths, and keeping my voice on. Finally
something that actually made sense. I started doing my own therapy, which
includes reading, observation, and emotional connection. I've read every book
John had listed in the back, and am now re-reading them and concurrently am
writing my own book (which I hope someday I can reflect on how I beat my speech
impediment, and maybe someday I can publish this book, but for now its just for
my own use).


You keep up that pace and you’re going to move very far very fast.
You rock, man.
John H.”