One can often come across people who like the idea of participating in public speaking events, but are sceptical that during the flow of their speech, they might pronounce certain words wrongly,
much to their embarrassment. And why just public speaking events, there are also guys who don’t converse in English among their friends for the same reason. So instead of feeling inhibited or sceptical, one should look for ways to improve their pronunciation. Here are 5 easy ways to do this:
Practice in Front of the Mirror Everyday
Pronunciation of certain words doesn’t improve ‘with time’. It is all about investing some time and effort in mouthing some words again and again till you get them perfect. Imagine that you are talking to the person in the mirror. Till the time you feel that you don’t really have to twist your tongue and that the pronunciation comes naturally to you, you need to keep practicing.
This might sound a little weird but recording your voice as you speak would go a long way in making you understand where exactly you are going wrong. You will be able to identify the trouble areas and work upon them accordingly.
Decide Your Preferred Accent
Whilst speaking in an Indian accent is recommended, there are a certain words that you need to pronounce the way the Americans or British pronounce them. The word ‘executive’ is an example of the same. You would hear most people in India uttering it in an accent which is wrong.
Know The Difference Between Stressed Words and Syllables
Unlike other languages, such as French, syllables are considered less significant in English. It is more of a stressed-word language. The non-stressed words often go silent while pronouncing.
Imitate The Ones Who Are Good At It
Observe on TV or in movies how people pronounce certain words. You might be pronouncing a word correctly, but listening to them might open a new way for you to pronounce that word. You would also understand what tone should be accompanied with certain sentences to make them more effective.
Learning to pronounce correctly can be highly beneficial o any individual. Not only does it help you improve your overall communication skills and therefore assist in professional embellishment, it also enhances your personality and adds a dimension of charm to it.
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