Articulating Success


When you have been in business for a long time (as I have) it can be very easy to jog along happily doing the same-old, same-old and believing that as you’ve already done it all there can’t be anything more to learn.  How wrong can you be!

A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure of attending a full day course in London on the subject of articulation.  I have been helping people of all ages and in all walks of life to improve the precision of their speech for a very long time so you might wonder what I felt I could learn?  Well, the chance to work with a top world authority on the subject was too good to miss.  Meribeth Dayme Ph.D is an American who has built a reputation as an expert on performance and human anatomy and in recent years relocated to the UK for studies in healing and communication.

So, what did she say?

  • That speaking clearly is a key factor in communication
  • There is no one-way to have ‘proper’ speech
  • Serious misunderstandings may occur when articulation is poor
  • The physical aspects of this are complex
  • What is the energy behind communication?
  • Find out by exploring.  CHEW, relax, feel the complex muscle groups in the lower face
  • All the articulative muscles are interconnected
  • Improving body balance can directly help clear speech

This is quite a technical subject but I hope this will make you think a bit more about how much effort you put into your speaking.  Use those muscles or they will become weaker and less effective.

Well, I hope to manage my usual monthly blog in early August but I will be working in Sri Lanka by then so it just depends on 21st century communication.

Don’t forget that TALK may be CHEAP but your SPEECH should be PRICELESS!

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