Six Steps to Change
Consider: What aspects of your speech and communication are causing fear or frustration? What are your challenges?
- Do you lack confidence in your public speaking skills? If so, why?
- Does your voice convey confidence? Is it easily heard?
- Do others have difficulty understanding you?
- Is your foreign accent or regional dialect interfering with your interactions in the workplace? Social settings?
Identify: With the help of a Corporate Speech-Language Pathologist, you can identify the specific areas of change necessary to alleviate your frustration.
Plan: Together you and your speech coach can set realistic expectations and plan a program that will start you on your way to achieving your communication goals.
Practice: Practice, practice, practice! It’s the only proven way to elicit change and form new habits.
Motivation: Don’t get discouraged. Change is growth; it is a process. It does not happen overnight. Focus on each accomplishment, no matter how small.
Remember: Change starts with one word. For me, it was “coffee.” What will your word be? Let’s find out!