Without these simple foundational actions, the rest doesn’t matter.
- If you don’t slow down, your mouth won’t have time to get into the correct positions for the sounds and rhythm you’ve been practicing.
- If you don’t move your mouth, your words will always sound muffled.
- If you don’t speak up, you’ll be constantly asked to repeat yourself. Incorrect pronunciation AND a quiet voice causes double trouble.
So before you move on to the perfect American /R/ or Common Reductions make sure you are using these 3 easy tips consistently.
Then with that strong foundation you’ll build confident communication that will last a lifetime!
Keep up the great work. It will be well worth the effort!