”Hur många gånger måste jag träna? Är 550 ggr nog??”

Hi Anna,
I, wholeheartedly, concur with your response to Hazel.

As you are aware, I have now fulfilled more than 550 public speaking engagements. Although I have built up a varied repertoire of talks (embracing many different subjects), by far the majority of my presentations relate to my own life story.

Despite the fact that the 99% of the audiences have no connection with stuttering, my talks generate such a positive feedback. Those present frequently tell me that (after learning about how I have successfully dealt with my personal adversity) they are similarly inspired to confront challenges that exist in their own lives. It has been enlightening to discover that there are many common threads affecting persons who stutter and those who don’t.

(Alan Badmington)
(Klipp från http://www.neurosemanticsof stuttering)

Varför viska…?

In the 75+ years I have been looking at stuttering, I have come to understand the problem as that of holding back.  Whispering is different from speaking in that it is extremely difficult to communicate emotion when you whisper.  And you are able to detach the ”you” from the experience, so it becomes safe to whisper.  But when you add sound, you put the ”you” back in the experience.  Your presence is added back into the equation.
Make sense?
John H.
Jag instämmer.

När man inte vet hur eller varför man övar skapar det frustration.

När man inte vet hur eller varför man övar skapar det frustration.  Jag vet. Men VEM frågar ALLTID efter ”hur” och ”varför”?  Det är något man måste lära sig. För att nå framgång. Och bli effektiv. Denna viktiga formulering borde snarast inskrivas i TALAkademins stadgar.

”I never forgot his story.”

”I want to share a conversation
about 8 to 10 years ago that I had with Dave McGuire (the founder of the McGuire Programme)   Dave was talking about what to do when you suddenly find yourself with a feared sound or word.  I can’t remember the details of the story, but that’s not important.  Let’s say it was words starting with ”t”.  Dave told me that after a long stretch of no longer struggling with stuttering, out of the blue he suddenly found himself blocking on ”t” words.  ”So,” said Dave.  ”I took a full day and went out into town and used words starting with ”t” in every situation I could think of.  I did that a couple of hundred times.  Let me tell you, I just killed it.  And at the end of the day I no longer had any fear saying any word beginning with ”t” in any situation.

Dave is a guy who has conquered his own stuttering and created a very successful training for others.  Yet even Dave has his moments of regression.  But Dave has little tolerance for running away from the things he fears.

What Dave said made a real impression on me.  I never forgot his story.

John H

En hel del talar för att man måste hålla igång sin talträning. Det har vi även noterat inom TALAkademin. Därför hoppas jag – och flera med mej – att TALAkademin även långt framöver kommer att erbjuda ständig träning i muntlig framställning.  Helst rolig och stimulerande talträning. Det är en bra målsättning.