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Top 5 Ways To Get Rid Of Stammering

Aug 17, 2007
Putting thoughts into words and then organizing speech so that the words flow well is a very complex task for the human brain. It is amazing that we do not all stammer. No one understands why stammering occurs, but a lot of research is being done to find out.

Stammering seldom occurs when a single word is being spoken or read, but it usually occurs at the beginning of a sentence or idea. Different parts of the brain deal with language processing and the formation of speech, and scientists are looking at the coordination between these processes. One study suggests that, in stammering people, speech formation jumps the gun before the language processing has been completed. Other researchers are looking at the roles of chemicals in the brain that transmit messages between brain cells.

Whatever may be the cause most of the stammering people feel very awkward when talking in public. This gives them an inferiority complex of lacking something. They grow into introverts

Here are 5 ways to help you and get rid of stammering:

1. UNDERSTAND YOUR STAMMERING HABITS

The very first step to get rid of stammering is by knowing what exactly makes you stammer. Do you repeat sounds (s...s...s...supper) or syllables (su...su...su...supper)? Or do you prolong sounds (sssssssupper)?or Do you get blocked in speech so that you are unable to make any sound (s...upper)? You also need to consider what you feel about your stammer. Do you think it is severe or quite mild? Is it better in some situations and with some people? How do you feel when you are stammering: embarrassed? Annoyed? Frustrated?

2. TACKLE YOUR STAMMERING

Having analyzed your stammering habit, tackle it one element at a time, starting with something you feel you might be able to change. For example, you might take one sentence of your speech two or three times a day and make a special effort to say that sentence slowly and calmly. Do not allow yourself to rush or panic when speaking more slowly, most people do less of stammering.

3. DO NOT BE AFRAID TO TALK IN PUBLIC

You have probably adopted some avoidance behaviors to hide or avoid your stammer. The problem is that the more you avoid, the more you need to go on avoiding. . Your stammering does not improve or go away because you hide it.

4. KEEP YOUR EYES AND EARS OPEN

Watch and listen carefully when people are speaking on buses, on radio phone-ins, at home and in shops. Is everyone as fluent, concise and articulate as you imagined? You may discover that many apparently fluent speakers are, in fact, quite hesitant when speaking, and that there is not such a clear division between speaking fluently and stammering. You may then begin to accept that you do not have to be fluent all the time.

5. PRACTiCE:

Practice is the key to get rid of stammering. Take your time to speak rather than rushing. Speak a bit more slowly. Be patient with yourself and say what you want to say, pause for a moment before you start to speak. Do not force the words it just makes them harder to say.

Always remember, only you can help yourself! These tricks to avoid stammering are often hard work, and when you do not work, they do not help.
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John Khu is an experience entrepreneur and internet marketer. He specializes in communication development and personal happiness.

http://www.communicationessence.com
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