Have you ever had dry mouth?
It’s awful right? Your throat gets scratchy & irritated and you might even have to cough. Not so good during a speech or interview
Too much saliva is also bad. You’re gonna have to swallow and that’s also tough during a speech or conversation
Swallowing your words really means swallowing AS you say your words. That’s why folks notice it. It makes you sound nervous and unsure
- Swallow before or after you say a word, in the spaces
- Take your time
- Use pauses wisely
- You’ll give yourself space to clear your mouth, control your breathing, and catch your breath
- You will sound thoughtful and smart when you make space for vocal housekeeping
- Folks won’t notice your swallows as much
- You won’t run out of breath
- Don’t be afraid of pausing. You need those quick rest stops along the road of your speech or conversation
- You’ll sound and feel more calm and confident.
About The Author
Patricia Stark works on both sides of the camera & stage as a Media Trainer, Public Speaking Trainer, and Certified Body Language Specialist. She appears regularly as a Guest TV Communication Expert & Lifestyle Expert and sought after keynote speaker. To book an engagement with Patricia contact us here.