My speech lessons

By | September 7, 2016

Never did I know that I was speaking very fast, that it’s pretty difficult for the listeners to follow me. And when in school, I started to hear my friends teasing on my speed, and you know, I was the biggest chump to accept it as a golden feather on my cap . And so never did I change until I reached the corporate world. There, when I have to take trainings and all, my manager asked me to record and listen to my own voice. So I recorded and heard my own voice.. oh..no.. Nothing more to say…my powerful voice (note the powerful ;)..) appeared like a hurricane.

If we start to identify our falls and a take deliberate move initially, our mind will be tuned accordingly and no doubt that it will be in our hands naturally after a period.

My speed story started to change from the very first moment I listened my own speech. And I’m quite confident on the cautious steps I took. Even if I may not still fit into the common man’s speed every now and then, I have no doubt that I am audible and clear now. Because now, atleast I could feel whenever my speed is firing up. So a natural prevention (not any more deliberate, it comes in naturally) happens which was missing in the past as never could I detect the fastness.

66 thoughts on “My speech lessons

  1. Akhila Post author

    ha ha.. donno why I am so happy to read your comment.. 😉 .. selfish me , no..?? 😉

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  2. nameless

    I went through the same .. I was told I have a very high rate of speech and I speak without intonation. I had to record my voice listen to it and do a lot of work and I still believe that needs a lot of improvement

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        1. Akhila Post author

          atleast in this case, I mean rate of speech, I am sure now…
          but why were you invisible for a long..?

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      1. Akhila Post author

        in this virtual world , i dint think that i am talking to all as i believe them all…i am just stating my views.. isnt it..?

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  3. Sunith

    A good speaker always gives the audience the time to think on the sentences as part of the speech delivery..so am happy you have slowed down, Akhila…

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  4. mySestina

    you must record and out your speech here so that we can listen to you.. also, I am sure that understanding our own flaws only takes us to be better in life.

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  5. sagarika

    Loved it ‘…whenever my speed is firing up.’ Thank God! could catch up with the written words! 😉

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    1. Akhila Post author

      the more busy , the more productive.. may be that’s why i try end up the speech quickly..;)

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          1. Nisthur Anadi

            Haha haaa I know that, but I have heard about being slow and focused and living each moment to its fullest like there is no next moment exists , life here and now always.

            Actually each one of us is different and intrestingly every body is equally good and complete.

            Haha haaa let me know your progress for being slow …

  6. Shilpa Mary Cherian

    Oh my! This made me remember one of my horrible experiences way back. Speech was one of my required classes, since I study in U.S. People used to laugh at my Indian accent whenever I gave speeches in that class. I had to train myself out of embarrassment to speak in the so called “American accent”, which I’m good with now!
    Nice post by the way.. loved the quote!

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    1. Akhila Post author

      thanks shilpa for noticing the quote….and your words are the perfect example for the quote..

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  7. Balamurali

    Understating the scope of improvement, accepting it and working on it naturally is the way for any corrective action. You have been wonderful in that. Keep going

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