Speaking Names Clearly

Many people mumble and stumble through names and abbreviations of names, making it impossible to understand what  they are saying. I am calling special attention to this because time and time again I have to remind the participants in my TalkPower workshops to speak the name of people, places and things slowly and clearly. This is true even for many experienced speakers.

When you have a written text, names and letters and abbreviations are always printed in bold type or italics or some form of capital letter. The same kind of special attention should be paid to names when they are spoken. Actually, more attention is necessary because the spoken work is so fleeting.

Even if your associates tell you that your talk went very well, ask if they were really able to understand all of the names you mentioned. 

For more tips and instructions, we welcome you to attend our FINAL 2016 TalkPower Workshops on November 5&6 (if not satisfied, money back guaranteed). 

© 2000-2013 by Natalie H. Rogers

Natalie H. Rogers at her book signing event in Beijing when her TalkPower book was published in China.

Natalie H. Rogers at her book signing event in Beijing when her TalkPower book was published in China.