Many Americans under-articulate speech and in many settings, it just doesn’t matter. Well, maybe it annoys your mom but no big deal, right?
Sloppy articulation can really impact whether people think you are qualified in professional settings.
Luckily, this is easy to fix if you are mindful. First, slow it all down. Then, really spend time thinking about what you are saying — clarify your intent. Lastly, move your mouth. Really make all the words, show them some love. Spoken English can be really beautiful if you give it some space.
Get into it.
Gina Razón is the principal voice specialist at GROW Voice LLC, a full-service voice and speech studio in Boston’s Back Bay. She has over 16 years of experience both as a teacher of voice and speech, and a voraciously curious voice user. Gina has worked professionally as a classical singer for over a decade and more recently as a professional public speaker. For more information on the studio or to book Gina visit www.growvoice.com.