Communicate powerfully through
socially, in exams, at work
How to: Speak with ease
Use this powerful 3-step technique...
Step 1 ___
Search online for an article on a topic that interests you.
If you're not sure where to look - try Dreamreader
Print out the article or copy it to your mobile or computer.
Step 2 ___
Do something that makes you look like an idiot. No really, I mean it!
Here's an example of Professor Alexander Arguelles working on his Chinese.
Just like the professor, read your article aloud, .
Walking in a nature park is optional!
Step 3 ___
Using your own ideas or summarising the ideas in the article, write your own short story about your chosen topic. Aim to be talking for 3-5 minutes.
Review your writing to reduce errors and improve its quality.
Step 4 ___
Okay, I lied. There are 4 steps and this one is the most important.
4.1 Use your mobile or computer to record yourself reading aloud the piece that you wrote.
4.2 Listen to yourself. WARNING This might be painful!
4.3 Think about how you can:
speak more clearly
use less "ah", "erm" .. noises
reduce the number of empty gaps or pauses
mix the tone of your voice
4.4 Repeat parts 4.1 - 4.3 until you have a good quality speech.
When you have completed everything, send it all to Mark hoca:
your final writing draft
your first recording
your last recording