How to Stop Stuttering Podcast with Michael Williams
Okay, are you practicing your speech through: umber one, modelling, recording yourself. Presentation practice for at least 40 minutes to an hour a day, 5 days a week. This means you should be spending 4-5 hours a week, roughly 300 minutes a week, minimally 200 … You really need to be close to 300 minutes per week, 4-5 hours a week, working on your speech. You won’t have to do this for the rest of your life. You just need to do it to build that foundation, start to make it natural, to start to make it automatic. Are you doing this through modeling?
That is, pretending, literally imitating someone else’s speaking style. This distracts you from yourself and helps you create a better speaking you. It’s not about you actually becoming someone else. It’s a process the systems call Social Learning, and you use a model to help create a better you. Two, are you recording yourself? When you record yourself you give yourself feedback. When you record yourself you diminish the fear and anxiety of someone watching you, because the camera’s watching you; you’re recording yourself. The process of recording yourself is extremely important. My clients have said it’s very helpful.
Are you doing presentation practice daily? Presentation, meaning, you’re literally taking information from your model, you’re memorizing it so that you can memorize and internalize that person’s speaking style, along with their content. Are you practicing this daily? Yes, eventually you can take your own content, but using your model’s speaking style, you can create your own presentations. Use your model’s speaking style. Are you doing these things daily? You have to do them 7 days a week, but you need to be clocking about 4-5 hours a week. If you’re not, this could be one of the reasons why your speech is either relapsing, or not improving. Can you just start out with 5 minutes a day? Of course, if you need to do that, do that. Just know that it’s just going to take you longer.
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