Because very few people are entirely comfortable with the idea of speaking in public accent softening lessons for adults have become popular. Even people who are widely regarded as great speakers still admit to feeling uneasy before they have to head out on stage. While you may not be able to completely overcome your anxiety, you can take steps to make yourself a more effective speaker, which in turn will make it easier for you to stand up in front of a crowd. If you happen to be doing your speaking in a language where you have a strong regional or foreign accent, it’s worth spending some time working on accent softening to make sure that you can be easily understood.
Whatever message you may be trying to convey, the first step is to make sure that people understand the words you are saying. Opportunities for public speaking for adults are often more difficult than those kids participate in during school, because children are at least surrounded by peers who’ve mainly been raised in the same environment and speak with a similar accent. When you may be traveling long distances for work when you’re older, though, you’ll routinely run into people who can’t easily follow your message unless you first learn how to speak in a more neutral manner.
You can sign up for elocution lessons for adults with Vocal Integrity, that are specifically designed to help you learn how to speak well in a formal setting. This means that you’ll get exercises that are designed to help you to speak more clearly, and will often also learn techniques to help yourself to relax enough that you can use those skills under pressure. Otherwise, the tension of facing a frightening situation can be so distracting that your practice ends up doing no good.
The accent softening work can also be combined with more general voice coaching, that focuses on helping you to find a comfortable and appealing way to speak. You do have to commit to doing the exercises that you are taught to get a benefit from the sessions, but just knowing that you’ll be speaking in a way that the audience can easily understand may go a long way toward making you feel more comfortable on stage.
To get a discount on your first lesson complete the form above in the right-hand sidebar and we will send you a discount voucher, alternatively call us on 0845 456 9251 to discuss your requirements.