”Many of us were Toastmasters members and we really benefited from our experiences.”

Det är dags att ta reda på vad nyttigt Toastmasters tycks erbjuda.

”Laurent – det här påminner mig om starten till TALAkademin…”

”Welcome, Marion !
I am Laurent, from France.

Panicking at the thought at having to speak in public was a part of my life.

And then one day, I decided that things couldn’t continue like that. I had to do a presentation for a small audience and the president of the bank where I worked.

I was so sick at the thought of it that I said to my wife that I was going to ask my boss to replace me. It would be best to accept that I wasn’t made for it and leave someone else to take my place.

But I realized that I would be much worse if I avoided the problem. I would undermine my confidence in my ability to speak and the next time I needed to do it the stress would certainly be worse. So I said to myself that I must defuse the situation:

most of the people who would be present knew that I sometimes had elocution problems. I should accept it, even if it meant that I had to joke about it or take a break if it really came to the worst.

As a result I decided to face up to the situation and do everything possible to make things go smoothly.

That was only the beginning of a great adventure. It hasn’t always been easy, but that decision was the basis of the enormous progress I have since made. 

Working on public speaking has been a giant leap in my walk on the lunar surface of stuttering.

Nowadays I regularly do presentations at work and I have also been invited to lecture at conferences on stuttering. Previously, faced with these gatherings – in places such as amphitheaters and congress halls – I would have run a mile.

In my book, I wrote a whole chapter on public speaking with 9 tips who could help you :

Prepare yourself

Be concise : less is better !


Prepare to stutter

Work on your posture


Make them laugh !

Slow down

Practice ! (again :-))


Have a good time !


2018-01-08 11:22 GMT+01:00 [neurosemanticsofstuttering] <>:
”Han kom som ett yrväder… ‘Va, sitter ni här å fikar! Å jag som trodde att ni tränade å tala!”
Ja, där satt vi i början på Östergötlands stamningsförening och fikade, när LG kom in. Då började vägen mot TALAkademins tillkomst. Resten är historia som flera känner till. Världskongressen med namnet ”World Communication” 1995 blev höjdpunkten. Snart  därefter TALAkademin.

”I WISH I HAD KNOWN THAT SOME OF THE BEST SPEAKERS IN THE WORLD STUTTER”. Så skriver Laurent i sin bok som är väl värd att läsa eller studera.

Nu ska jag läsa om det här kapitlet!!!  🙂

Gott Nytt År! Nu går jag vidare…

Happy New year! Hope you are making plans to enjoy this year. I also hope that you feel excited and resilient, as you plan your new year’s actions.

I know how frustrating your journey from stuttering to freedom  may seem. You have ups and downs and somtimes you feel you are almost free and sometimes it ambushes you.

In my years of studying this subject and achieving various degrees of fluency, I came to a simple process that needs to be applied over and over, until you are free. It comes to a series of questions.

 1) What feeling (s) do I need to feel freedom, ease  and flow in this situation?
 2) What internal reality (images, sounds, internal dialogue, beliefs, perceptions etc.) will create this feeling?
3) What feeling do I have now?
 4) is it useful?
5) Apply various techniques – direct suggestions, time line work, swishing pictures, reframing etc.- to eliminate or change the feeling that is not helpful or damaging.
6) Build a desired internal state. Apply to a situation.
7) test first in your imagination, then in real life.

8) repeat as many times as needed.

When you start truly seeing how much your speech is state dependent and how much your state is affecting your ability to think, speak and make good decisions, not mentioning your level of enjoyment and your ability to be someone people want to talk to, it will only become a matter of consistently applying the process.

Have the best luck in 2018!

My plans for the New year – I am moving away from working with people who stutter and go back to my old passion – beauty and anti-aging.

If you look at my website now you will see what i am talking about. So very excited to build a new direction in my life. I will be still commenting here and taking care of maintaining the forum..

Anna Margolina, Ph.D. Cht,

 Nu går Anna Margolina vidare. Hon har uppenbarligen taltränat tillräckligt. Vi får se om hon kommer att kommentera ytterligare något intressant om återfall, (relapses). Det brukar ju vanligen ske i princip efter varje en och en halv månad.

Låt oss  tills dess ta fasta på hennes 8 tips här ovan.
Tack för dem, Anna Margolina

”…change has to come through the experiences of those who stutter themselves -… ”

I think any form of change has to come through the experiences of those who stutter themselves – what has helped them and what hasn’t.

This is why I think it’s great that Dr Charn Nang is taking it upon herself to do this research project, of which I am taking part.  I honestly don’t think there is one size which fits all – we are all different people and some of us gain more from one type of therapy/programme than another.

Often it’s a combination of factors which helps us to progress and move towards the way we wish to speak in our everyday lives.

– Stammar du?.  – Ja, men inte som du. 🙂
Följden av detta är, att var och en av oss måste numera finna sin egen väg till ett bättre tal. Hur ser just mitt träningsprogram ut?

– Fråga kan man ju alltid!

Toastmasters – eller TALAkademin? Båda finns i Sverige :-)

Hi Sanjog,
After having carefully read your post, your next logical step would be to enroll with Toastmasters.

Stuttering being a socially triggered impairment, you have to go out of your comfort zone, face head on your greatest fears in a very cooperative environment, know repetitive positive speaking experiences that will change your stuttering hexagon from negative to positive (while renewing your perceptions, beliefs and emotions) and create new neuronal pathways that will get rid of your stuttering mindset.

Most of us on this list went there.

Richard Parent
Känner du igen dig i svaret till Sanjog från Richard Parent?
Jag undrar hur många som känner till motsvarigheten till Richard Parent i Sverige. Just nu!

Påminner stamning om kortspelet 21…???

”…brand new copy of ”21 things I wish i had known about stuttering” by own very own Laurent Lagarde. Thank you, Laurent for having it translated into English.

What a delight to read. As I read I keep saying – yes, yes, yes… so very true.

I believe it is a must read for everyone who is determined to untangle the stuttering mystery. It is easy to read, honest, entertaining, funny, touching, wise and so much more. I will write more when i am done with it. Thank you again, Laurent! Wow, what talents we have in this group.


Vad kan det vara för 21 saker, tro??  🙂

Vi borde checka av en sak i sänder. Undrar just om det finns någon svensk som hunnit läsa boken. Jag när faktiskt lite förväntansfull. Kan det finnas någonting som vi inte redan känner till i TALAkademin om stamning vid det här laget?

”Den som lever får se.”


”…I’ve got an experiment for you Hazel. Keep moving your mouth even when your diaphragm is contracted. What do you think would happen? Would your mouth just move with no sound? For me what happened was my speech just became pretty much normal in all situations.”

Jag har funnit det!! Den som söker, han finner! Är det ännu sant, att alla vägar bär till Rom? Vem vet?