• User AvatarMiriam
  • 08 Mar, 2024
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Speaking English Clearly

Speaking English Clearly

Another way of saying it is “Clear Diction”. What is it and why do I need it?

Clear diction isn’t just speaking clearly, it is articulating the sounds in each word clearly. It’s the difference between unprofessional and professional speech.It is the difference between ‘Kinda’ and the actual true and correct ‘Kind of’. Dunno – Don’t know. Gunna – going to. Wanna – want to.

It is important if you want to sound like you know what you are talking about, even if you don’t. It adds credibility and authority to your communications especially if you’re not 100% confident. 

In speech terms it’s called ‘lazy’, you can’t be bothered opening your mouth wide enough to get the end of words and explosive consonants (T, D) out clearly because it does take just that little bit more of an effort.

It could be the difference between being the stand out in an interview, or when you are asking for a pay rise if a promotion is up. While I may sound old and ‘not with it’ consider who is offering you the job or who will authorise the pay rise or give the promotion. Consider your competition; what have they got to offer that you don’t? If you feel you are on par with them then what are you going to have to stand out from the others?

Being able to articulate yourself professionally and rationally (especially during highly stressful times) is one of the top emotional intelligence competencies.  In the past, a lot of the emphasis when evaluating potential performance has been on intellectual capacity, now research has indicated that EI is what differentiates the outstanding performers from the rest. Is that you? 

Do you feel at the top of your game in terms of speech and communication? If you feel you could do with some tidying up of your diction, and speech in general there are a few simple exercises you can do to help with clear diction. There are free resources on the home page of Say It Clearly Courses website to have a look to see if the Masterclass – Excellence in English is for you.

This is what Mahmoud said after his training – 


“I have had a better reception when speaking English as I have trained to articulate each word in the whole sentence. The warm-up exercises are also very important to say English clearly.” 


If learning at your own pace, at a time and place that you are most comfortable with then online learning is for you. 

This is speech coaching and it 100% helps with your pronunciation of  English. You decide where and when you will learn the techniques and practise the exercises so you can speak English with more clarity and confidence. This will enhance your business prospects, job options and your personal life.

Or if you want to wait for the book launch on Amazon because it’s very cool how you can open the book and take a look through before purchasing, then you won’t have long to wait, with it being all set for March 20!

Check out the courses – 


Have a great week, Miriam.

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