Sharpen English Speaking Skills QUICKLY: 7 Proven Tips!

Are you interested in sharpening your English speaking skills quickly? 

Do you want to overcome your fear of speaking in front of people? 

If yes, this guide is for you. I have created this post based on years of experience and after doing tons of research. You will certainly find it useful. 

So let’s get started. 

Tip #1: Do NOT just speak, speak, speak

Weird right? 

I come across a lot of sites and people that just tell you to speak, speak and speak to enhance your English Speaking Skills. In reality, that’s not very effective. 

You’ll just waste time speaking the wrong way. 

Here’s what you should do instead: 

Learn the right things. For example, read a book or an article on the Internet.

As a result of this practice, you might have learnt new sentences. Now, speak those sentences as it is. 

If you use this method, you don’t have to use your brain. Just copy and speak initially. Later when your vocabulary power increases you can add variations while speaking. 🙂 

Initially, don’t spend much time learning grammar if you want to enhance your English fluency QUICKLY. 

Just observe what native or good English speakers use and utter the same sentences and words. 

Sharpen Your English Speaking Skills

The goal here is to speak correctly, in the right manner. 🙂 

Simple, huh? 

Learning English should be fun and interesting, it should NOT be boring. 

Pro tip: Identify the words that you cannot pronounce properly. Then use Google or other applications to correct your pronunciation. Try to read difficult words 3 – 4 times. After that, use those words and form sentences. Within days you’ll see results. Try it today! 

Let’s move on to tip no. 2 which is

Tip #2: Listen to native English speakers a lot

To improve your English fluency, you don’t have to learn grammar from day one. 

If you just focus on the listening aspect, you’ll notice your ability to grasp new words or slang dramatically improves. 

Why? 

Because we learned our native language (mother tongue) by listening to our family and surroundings. We can easily communicate in those languages, right?

Listening is a powerful & interesting way to improve English fluency. 

Here’s a common problem you might face at the beginning:

When you start listening to native English speakers, you’ll face difficulty in grasping their words and sentences. 

However, if you keep on listening, you’ll begin to understand their speaking mannerisms and words. 

Note: British, Australian and New Zealand English speakers’ accents are a bit hard to understand if you’re a beginner. 

I would suggest listening to American and Canadian English speakers at the start. It’ll be much easier for you to understand their conversations and improve your English fluency.

Pro tip: Listen to any video or audiobook based on your favorite topic. You’ll enjoy listening and learn better as well. When I started, my favourite topics were related to self-help; like productivity, growth mindset, law of attraction, etc. 

I love listening and talking about those subjects. So choose your favorite subject today and head on YouTube/Spotify and start listening to good English speakers. 

Tip #3: Start Writing to THINK Better in English

You might be like, now I gotta write? No way! 

And chances are you might have already started giving excuses like: 

I don’t know how to write. 

I hate writing. 

I failed my English exam. 

And many more. 

But let me tell you a “secret” to get started with writing. 

To start writing, you don’t have to use complex words and slang. 

Just pen down your thoughts in plain English, similar to what you’re reading now. 

Plus, nobody is going to read your writings until you share it. 😉 

In today’s time, anybody can become a writer even with basic English. 

All you need to have is willingness to learn daily. 

Okay. Enough lecture on writing. 

You might be wondering, how can writing help me in improving my English fluency? 

When we write, we have to think. The more you think, the better your ability to think spontaneously becomes. 

The best part is, writing is a type of one-way communication. When we are speaking, it is two-way communication. You have to think, then speak.  

When you’re writing, you’re just thinking and using your hands to type the words. 

Here things become exciting, once your thinking ability improves, you can speak better English and form better sentences with little effort. 🙂 

Isn’t it amazing? 

To become a fluent English speaker, you need TWO main ingredients: listening and thinking. 

Do you know we have already covered 3 TIPS and we are heading towards the fourth tip?  

Tip #4: Begin small talk with yourself

This tip is very powerful, and will save you from a lot of embarrassment too.

When you learn new things, try making small talk using that and speak to yourself. Eventually, your mind gets used to it. 

We fumble when we try to speak a new word or slang without practice. 

These small self-talks will prepare your mind and tongue to think and speak respectively. 

Without daily  practice, if you try to speak English in front of anyone, you’re bound to face embarrassment. 

The key is to practice small, DAILY. Use the self-talk method from today. 

For example, 

Today I woke up at 7:00 o’clock in the morning. I am feeling energetic and fresh. I am excited to continue my work or studies. I learned new things about the human brain and how it works. I read a few pages of my new novel that I bought last month and forgot to read. 

You get the idea, right? 

You can create small-talks on anything. You can create small-talks on your daily routine, your favorite books, shows and movies.   

When you try the “Small-talk method” for 7 days, you’ll see amazing results. 

Tip #5: REPETITION is key to becoming a fluent English speaker

Want to speak difficult words or sentences without stammering? 

Then start repeating the things that you’ve already learned. 

Why? 

Our mind cannot learn new things 100% for the first time. You would have to repeat the same thing 3 – 4 times, especially the difficult terms. 

When you repeat stylish English phrases and words again & again, it will become your second nature. That’s the secret sauce to speaking better English. 

Start repeating what you are learning. 

Pro tip: Repeat those concepts and words which you find difficult to remember or speak. Got it? 

Tip #6: Test your English speaking ability

Learning is not enough. You have to test yourself to know how much you’ve learnt. 

By this I mean that it’s time to speak in English with people. 

If you apply this tip, you’ll save yourself from embarrassment. 

Join a like-minded Facebook community. 

Find a speaking partner who also wants to improve their English fluency. 

Speak with that person. You can record your session as well for identifying your mistakes. 

Moreover, you won’t feel nervous as you know the other person won’t make fun of you. 

Many times we know a lot of things but we cannot express our thoughts because of FEAR.

This powerful tip will vanish your hesitation of speaking in English with people. 

We are heading towards our final tip.  It is not a tip. It’s more of an advice based on my experience. 🙂 

Want to know what it is? 

Tip #7: Don’t Treat English as a Subject 

Most Indian schools and colleges treat English like a boring subject. 

This is why students start feeling like English is a burden for them.

In reality, nobody teaches us why we need to learn English. 

In schools and colleges, we learn English for the sake of good grades. 

In reality, if you want good grades in life (in other words, if you want to succeed in life), you NEED to know English, especially in India. 

Here’s a fact. According to Wikipedia, India is the second largest English-speaking country. 

The first one is, of course, the United States. 

Be it for business deals or making friends, cracking interviews or understanding international content, it becomes essential for Indians to speak in English.

According to research, it is predicted that India will be the largest English speaking country in the future. 

Whether you want to get a job in a multinational company, or want to do a startup, you need to know English (exceptions are always there).

Here, I am only talking about the majority of cases where we need to know English. 

Treat English as a language and learn with a motive- that you’ll be able to communicate with a global audience if you speak in English. 

Learn English with excitement and enjoy the process. 

Pro tip: In the beginning you may find learning English is difficult. But believe me, if you continue learning, English will become a piece of cake for you. Never give up. Take breaks, but don’t ever give up.

Final Thoughts 

I hope you found these tips useful. I share these only because I’ve used them myself and know that they work. So today, we learned 6+1 powerful tips to enhance your English fluency. 

I encourage you to apply these tips in your life and notice the positive outcome. 

Let’s not make learning English boring. At Genius Trainings, our aim is to make your learning process enjoyable.

We have tons of things to share with you. But unfortunately, we cannot share everything in one blog post or through text.

This is why we have many training programs and free workshops.

You can check them out below.

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It’s time to bid goodbye, but I’ll see you in the next blog post. Until then, keep learning! 

5 Proven Ways to Overcome Fear of Public Speaking. Click here to read our new blog post.

Cheers, 

Team Abhishek 

5 Useful Tips To Improve Writing Skills

5 Useful Tips To Improve Writing Skills

Writing is a beautiful form of expressing your thoughts without conversing.

It’s okay not to be perfect when writing anything personal, i.e., your daily journal. You can portray your emotions without giving a second thought, the way you want them.

But if you are thinking of making a living as a writer, then you need to improve them to a level.

That’s true that you can start writing as a carrier without any investment. Although you need to enhance them.

Now, this goes without a saying that practise makes a man perfect. You can’t ace anything without practising.

If you are reading this article, that means you are already writing. From writing, I don’t expect — blogs or articles.

Most of the time, you don’t realize, but you write, such as writing emails or posting on your social media handle.

You need to brush up your skills and modify them. Don’t worry, we have some helpful tips that will help you if applied. Let’s start.

Keep Your Concepts Clear 

Now think that whatever you have written or wondered about writing. Can you explain that to anyone without any issues?

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Try to explain it to yourself, and if you think that your inner self is convinced, you can take forward your ideas.

As long as you keep your concepts sorted, you are on the right path. If your notion is organized, it will be much easier to put them on the paper.

Analyse Your Work As A Reader 

Try to scrutinize the content as a reader. Question yourself, if you were the reader, is this content enough to hook you till the end? Be honest with yourself. And for that, there are specific vital steps or ways. 

Analyse

  • Evaluate your target audience. Choose the words according to your targeted audience. If your audience involves such a person who is not pro in English or in the niche you are writing. Then you need to choose simple to moderate words.
  • Put yourself on the reader’s shoes. Think as if you have visited the website, and you are for something that you have been searching for. Does the article satisfy you? 

Outline The Content 

If you have a lot of ideas and think that your work is going to be a complex one.

It would be better to make the outline and make a plan for your idea. It doesn’t have to be the perfect one. 

content outline

You can make a scrap version of your write-up. All you have to do is get them on paper to arrange those complex ideas and turn your write-up into a masterpiece.

Avoid Over Explaining Things

 If you have given your time to the content, you should be able to keep things lucid.

You must write content in a way that it’s easily understandable by the readers. 

avoid explaining things

If you bombard your reader with excessive details, the reader won’t be able to absorb things. Eventually, he will press the back button and will be gone from your website. So give your readers one value at a time.

No shortcuts – Practice is the key

There is no shortcut for you to improve your skill. Practice every day. Choose the topic and just start writing. 

Include this into your daily schedule. This will help you enhance your ability for every topic and give you experience in every niche.

5 Best Ways To Overcome The Fear of Public Speaking

5 Best Ways To Overcome The Fear of Public Speaking

In today’s world, where communication skill is the pillar of one’s personality, from perceiving education to cracking a job interview and working for progress, public speaking is one of the most important building blocks of this pillar.

Public speaking is an act of delivering speeches and giving presentations effectively before a group of listeners for various purposes such as education, entertainment, business, etc.

But when asked, most of the people will probably say that they cannot speak in front of a large audience.

People who might be extremely good at one to one communication might not be able to communicate properly when it comes to addressing the same information to a crowd.

They may be afraid of it or be an introvert. Because of this, they try to avoid occasions where they have to speak publicly, which is not a feasible solution every time.

If you’re one of those people who avoid public speaking, then here are 5 best tips which will help you to conquer your fear of public speaking!

Tip 1: Get rid of mental pressures

Often people get too nervous before delivering a speech and that leads to a not good performance.

Therefore one needs to relax him/herself and get rid of the anxiety and mental pressures that bring in the fear of speaking before the audience. 

mental stress

The main outcome of relaxing yourself should be normalizing your heart rate, concentration on breathing and focus on the content, not the fear of delivering it.

There are many ways to do so:

  • Taking deep breaths: Often people tend to feel fastened heartbeats and slight shivering or trembling of their body when they get nervous. One might also experience tightened muscles as well. Taking deep breaths lets the oxygen flow throughout and relaxes the body. 
  • Smile: Smiling increases endorphins, which helps in reducing anxiety and makes you feel better. Smiling also shows that you are confident enough and that you feel pleasure in interacting with the crowd.
  • Drink Water: Anxiety can lead to a dry mouth, making you look tired and exhausted. Just drink water and make yourself comfortable with the situation.

Tip 2: Focus on communicating not performing

Your focus while delivering the content should be communicating your ideas as effectively as possible and not thinking about how the audience will judge you because the sole purpose of speaking in front of the crowd is to let your idea reach each and every person listening to it in an efficient manner. 

And thinking about your performance or the judgement of others might distract you and even lower your confidence.

It will affect your speech/presentation further in many negative ways.

So, just stick to the content you tend to deliver and focus on expressing the ideas effectively.

Tip 3: Experience is the biggest teacher

Your skill of public speaking will enhance as much as your experiences will increase.

You need to seek more and more opportunities to speak in front of crowds.

As the number of experiences increase, you will slowly notice a sense of confidence rising in yourself. 

Analyse the pros and cons every time you are done with a speaking session.

Try to learn something after seeking every such opportunity. This will help you to improve with every performance. 

Tip 4: Prepare for it

Preparing for the speech/presentation beforehand helps a lot to reduce stress and improve the quality of delivering ideas.

Being prepared is knowing what you want to speak and how you want to speak it. 

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If time permits, you can even try rehearsing your lines in front of a mirror, so that you are least worried about how you look while speaking.

You will also be assured of not forgetting your lines or missing the direction of speech.

This will help you to be more confident and stable in mind.

Tip 5: Positive Visualization

Thinking negatively of oneself will always make the task of improving the public speaking ability, an impossible one!

It does not mean that you should get over-confident or think of something that is just not close to reality or meaningless. 

visualization

If you think that you are not a good public speaker, you can change it to be a positive statement by saying that you can be one if you try.

Be practical, accept yourself as a learner, neither too good nor too bad and trust yourself.

You cannot become a great public speaker overnight, but if you fear to initiate, it would be impossible to become one ever!

ALL THE BEST!!! 

How To Handle Someone of Opposite Opinion?

How To Handle Someone of Opposite Opinion_

Every person differs, and with that, their thoughts, opinions differ as well. We all have our own sense of agreement and disagreement. 

Whenever we are in the middle of the discussion, it’s nearly impossible for everyone to agree on a thing.

Be it the corporate world or group of friends’ opinions vary.

We begin by justifying our views and end up with an argument. We don’t want to compromise our views most of the time since we feel that we are accurate, and the opposite person is not.

We forget that this is not a debate; it’s just a mere discussion, and we continue justifying ourselves.

We all struggle here, now how are we supposed to carry a peaceful conversation without hurting the feelings of anyone.

Let us know some tips that can be helpful for you if followed.

Focus on facts

Most people convey this mistake, they just jump into the argument without even thinking about their statements that they are going to give on their support. 

Focus on facts

They don’t have any concrete proofs that can actually support their articulation. Your simple opinion is futile.

They won’t care about your opinion if they don’t find any rationality in it.

So, to bring rationality in your words, you need to focus on your firm recitation.

Logic is essential if you want to convince the person that your statement is valid.

But the issue is that in the middle of the disagreement, remembering facts is not feasible.

So, whenever you are in the middle of an argument, try to keep yourself calm so that your brain can process the information.

Try not to Take Anything Personally

When you are in a professional environment and if you have a disagreement upon anything.

Try not to think personally over the opinions.

The problem with taking things personally is that, when you get attached to any opinion or statement personally, then a minor comment against that will affect you a lot. 

try to not make it personally !

Your mind won’t be able to reason why this person is against that thing. What made him think like that? 

You will straight attack the person with numerous evidence that will support your opinion, and you will try your best to outshine the opposite person.

This won’t help you and will negatively impact the person you are arguing as well as the audience watching. 

Listen Calmly and Behave Gallantly 

Now, the moment we get to know that the person with whom we are talking has a different opinion or views, we just block our ears.

We just stop hearing what he is saying, or is there any chance of reasonability in his words. 

You start speaking in the middle, contradicting their belief.

Avoid this, instead, listen to them carefully; maybe you will find some logic or rationalism in their point.

Don’t always look for winning the argument by speaking or boasting over the facts.

You may not win the argument, but by listening peacefully, you will win the hearts of the people and remain in their good books.

Look for Something Fruitful in the Argument.

Whenever you are in a disagreement, you just jump to the conclusion that he is not agreeing, and you are against that.

Try to listen to the discussion and find something useful in that.

You can take that one point and discuss it further regarding that. 

This will ease the tension, and when you get that value from the person, you can use it in your justification.

When a person is of the opposite opinion, it doesn’t mean that he has no value, and he is just blabbering.

When you find something valuable in that dispute, it will add more value to your own knowledge. 

Avoid Further Arguments

Generally, what happens during a debate that one statement leads to another, and this way, the argument continues.

If you are confident that you are right, you don’t need to provide proof or shreds of evidence regarding that. You can’t expect that you will able to claim yourself right each and every time.

There will be a time when you will feel that you can’t take it anymore, and you will raise your hands in compromise.

Gradually, you will realize that you are just wasting your precious time and calories over a useless person.

The greater the argument will be, the less will be your inner peace.

How To Make The Best First Impression?

How To Make The Best First Impression_

Individuals rush to decide when they meet somebody; it takes under five seconds to frame a supposition about the individual.

So, it’s incredibly significant that at whatever point we meet somebody, we establish our best first impression.

First impressions are tough to change.

Regardless of whether you need it for a conference, a meeting or any parties. Creating a decent first impression is hugely significant.

Here are a few hints that may support you: –

1. Don’t be late

When you are meeting someone for the first time, he won’t be interested in your “running late excuses.” 

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Instead of planning to reach on time, think of reaching a couple of minutes before. 

If you are meeting the person in a new place, chances are there for taking a wrong turn or traffic issues.

Arriving early is a lot better than reaching late.

2. Smile Winningly

When it comes to making a good impression, the facial expression is significant. 

smile

When you smile while conversing with them, they can feel positivity within you.

Now when I say that smile, it doesn’t mean that you are supposed to paste a plastered grin over your face.

The smile must be a decent one. The smile must not be a wide one as this one is a sign of nervousness.

So, smile but in a suitable manner.

3. Appropriately introduce yourself

As much your inner positivity matters, likewise your physical appearance matter as well.

Now the person you will be meeting, there are almost least chances that the person will know personally.

So how you have dressed is probably going to frame a picture of you in their minds.

Now the most important thing is that it doesn’t mean that you have to over-accessorize yourself. Remember, less is more is the principal thing.

When they introduce themselves to you, it’s better saying “Nice to meet you, Mr.Gupta. I am Sakshi.”

It is much better than an overstated introduction, and you can carry the conversation in a much better way. 

4. A posture while conversing

Research recommends that 80 per cent of our correspondence is done through non-verbal communication, implying that individuals will get a specific impression of you before you even open your mouth.

To ensure it’s a decent one, attempt to look after “open” non-verbal communication – for example, uncrossing your arms and legs and calculating your body towards the other individual – which will cause you to appear to be progressively agreeable, loose and open to discussion.

Avoid nodding in every one minute. This will create awkwardness, even if you agree to them, speak in between as well.

5. Pay Attention to them

It might sound self-evident.

However, a significant advance for establishing a decent connection is to ensure you appear to be occupied and intrigued by what the other individual is stating to you. 

As opposed to rolling out a rundown of questions or discussion subjects you have arranged ahead of time, ensure you tune in to what the other individual needs to state and tailor your reactions likewise.

While there is no compelling reason to accumulate enough data to have the option to compose their Wikipedia page, reviewing things that they have talked about and utilizing their name in the discussion will show that you are intrigued and focusing.

6. Ask Question

Nerves can make us act in odd manners. A few people quiet down completely when meeting new individuals, while for other people, it can trigger apprehensive blabber. 

In case you’re feeling restless about gathering another person or establishing a decent connection, you can reduce these issues and prevent your anxious ramblings from ruling the discussion by setting up specific questions to ask.

The vast majority like to discuss themselves so that they will be prevailed upon by your mindfulness and great listening aptitudes, while you will have some an ideal opportunity to assemble your notions.

Ask open-finished questions to help keep the discussion streaming.

7. Stay out of the gossip

In all actuality, we as a whole like hearing a little tattle. 

We as a whole like hearing a little filth.

The issue is, they don’t like – and they certainly don’t regard – the individuals who dish that filth.

Try not to chuckle at others.

At the point when you do, the individuals around you wonder if you at times chuckle at them.

8. Be Real, Be Yourself

Indeed, establishing a decent first connection implies you have to “fit in” somewhat.

Be that as it may, it doesn’t mean losing yourself or professing to be somebody else.

The ideal approach to make a decent impression is by being your real self.

Doing this will cause you to feel progressively confident, help you to fabricate trust, and procure the regard and uprightness of the individuals you meet.

9. Be Positive and Confident

Your mentality shines through in all that you do.

In this way, venture an inspirational mindset, even despite analysis or on account of apprehension. Endeavour to gain from your gathering and to contribute suitably.

At last, show that you are receptive by keeping up the confidence and smiling!

10. Don’t Be Full-on Yourself

The main individuals who are dazzled by your stodgy, egoistic, bombastic self are other tedious, self-absorbed, grandiose individuals.

All of them aren’t intrigued.

Individuals get bothered, put off, and awkward. Also, individuals don’t like much when you stroll in the room.

When a person always boasts about his achievements and success, he is not liked much by the person he is meeting.

So, avoid bragging about yourself. 

15 Best Ways To Improve Your English Language Skills

15 Ways To Improve Your English Language Skills

” If you are determined to learn, no one can stop you.”

When we learn our native language, first we listen, then we speak, then we read and finally we write. Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing are the four basic components of good communication.

To achieve these four basics you need to surround yourselves with English.

Make English part of your life at home, at work, or during your free time.

Read on to find the tips that will help you to improve your English Language Skills : 

1. Practice, Practice, Practice!

Practice makes a man perfect.

Fortunately, with the possibility of the internet, it’s easier than ever to practice.

Keep practicing the four basics viz. listening, speaking, reading and writing to enhance your language skills.

2. Communicate

Communication is the heart of the language learning process.

One needs to communicate in English with everyone. You can talk with your classmates, colleagues, friends or anyone who knows English speaking well.

Pronunciation and Speaking are a bit more difficult to practice if you don’t have a native speaker to talk with but they are not impossible to improve, so we are here to assist you, guide you, motivate you and make your learning easier and fun.

3. Work Hard and Dedicate

Give yourself some dedication, be realistic in your approach and work hard to achieve your goal of learning and improving your English language.

Unfortunately, “The Matrix” is just a fantasy, and there’s no computer program, secret potion or magical brain pill that can help you learn English instantly.

It will take a lot of hard work and dedication. Watch and listen to movies and programmes in English. Practice daily, learn idioms, phrases and use them in your sentences. There are a lot of e-books available on the internet, you can go, search and read them. 

Make learning your passion and work towards it.

4. Use TED Talks and Podcasts

Use TED talks and Podcasts to listen to English daily.

Turn on the subtitles if you think it’s necessary and listen as much as you can. This will enhance your listening skills and will boost your self-confidence level.

5. Try Debating

Try to debate with everyone, no matter what the topic is!

This will improve your speaking skills, making you a good speaker. It will build a good confidence level and you will be able to speak fearlessly no matter where you are.

6. Find Your Motivation

Like any goal, learning a language is always easier and more fun if you have a reason to do so.

Find what motivated you to start with this. Built a strong motive and see everything will seem much easier. For example: You want to develop your personality to influence people or you want to apply for any job, just keep in mind a reason that forced you to learn this.

7. Read English Newspapers Daily

Newspapers are a huge source of information and can play an important role in improving your language learning skills.

Focus on the keywords, format, text, sentences, idioms, phrases and the grammar used in the newspaper. Read it aloud. Try writing the editorial pages in your own words, try to frame words and sentences. Some of the best newspapers you can opt for are The Hindu, The Times Of India, or the Hindu Editorial.

8. Right Attitude

Having the right attitude towards everything can work wonders.

Stay positive, believe yourself, keep on improving, keep trying and learning, stay focused. The right attitude can make the difference between failures and success. Failures are the stepping stone towards success.

Never feel low but work hard and move towards your goal. Have patience.

9. Technology

Technology is your friend, so use it.

Fortunately, with the possibility of the internet, it’s easier than ever to practice and search for the best learning materials. Try to use technology to your advantage.

Download audios and videos depicting English Learning. Find and execute different ways and means towards achieving your motive.

10. Keep A Diary In English

Learn to write and express your ideas in English.

Your brain needs to learn to “think” in English, not your native language.

Train your mind. Keep a diary with you and write anything you want to express in it, in English.

You can write about “how was your day today”, “what made you feel happier” or “what was bad about today” or anything that you want to write. Express and write as much as you can in English.

11. Talk and Record Yourself

This is one of the best ways of self-improvement.

Pick any random topic, think, format 9-10 lines on it, prepare yourself, set the camera and start recording the video.

Express everything you have in your mind, choose correct words and sentences and use proper body language while speaking.

yourself for about 5-10 minutes. Once you finish recording, play it and listen to your speech. Find out the places you need to work upon and improve it. This will give you a feel-good sensation and will motivate you.

12. Join Voiced Chats and Video Calls

Participate in voiced chats and video calls.

Try involving yourself with like-minded peoples and participate in voiced chats and video calls. Execute in English. This is will improve your quality of speaking and listening.

13. Speak, Speak, Speak!

Speak as much as you can in English. 

15 Best Ways to Improve English Language Skill

Speak, don’t be a dumb. To enhance your skills speaking is all the more important.

You should always speak, no matter if you are grammatically wrong or shy, start putting your point of views.

Work on yourself in private and expose in public.

14. Learn A New Word Everyday

Learn Word For The Day. 

 

Join a proper course which provides all the additional small accessories (e-books, word for the day, speech platform, blogs, articles, reviews) to make you learn better.

 

You can also search and make your own “words for the day.” No matter whatever the way you opt to learn a new word daily and try framing a sentence with examples using it.

15. Be True To Yourself

Never lie to yourself. 

Be faithful and true to yourself. Believe in yourself, never keep the work to do it later, think and execute. Trust yourself, talk to yourself and prepare yourself a day before about what you are going to do the next day.

Follow a healthy, good and fun-loving routine. Dedicate yourself towards learning.

10 Tips To Speak With Confidence: Every Good Communicator Knows This

10 Tips to Speak Confidently

What Is Confidence for Us?

Confidence is a feeling that we have while we are feeling safe, and we trust upon us. It means that we believe our competences and skills, not in an egotistical way, in a polite manner.

Confidence is a constant reminder that you can do it, rather than hopeless when a new challenge comes in front of us. Challenges are new to embracing our inner potential and increase confidence.

 

Why Is Confidence Important In Speaking?

Confidence plays a vital role in speaking. Nervousness only implies that either you are talking about is not correct, or else you are not confident about that.

So, if you want to engage your audience into your words, then confidence is the key.

Lack of confidence is a sign of unsureness. But there is a thin line between confidence and overconfidence. Faking yourself or imitating someone else will spoil the show.

How to Speak Well and Confidently

There are many ways or points that will help you in speaking with confidence.

Let’s get into it :

State your suggestion with certainty

When you start talking, believe yourself that whatever you are speaking is certain. Whether you give your opinion on a new movie, any national or international affair.

Keep your facts specific. Don’t sound egoistic. If someone is giving any suggestions regarding your opinion, listen to them calmly and continue after they are finished.

Make Eye Contact

For a particular something, it is respectful for other people. Additionally, eye to eye connection will help other people to tune in to your
reasoning cautiously.

 

Locate a couple of friendly faces to concentrate on, so your certainty goes up while you’re talking and conveying your message significantly more unmistakably.

On the off chance that you look down at the floor, you won’t look sure, and in case you’re glancing to the door or somewhere else while you talk, individuals may feel that you’re diverted or searching for something better to do

  • Look at individuals without flinching when you converse with them – you can turn away for a second or two to get your balance, yet all in all, remain concentrated on the eyes of the individuals you’re conversing with.
  • If you see somebody looking confounded or concerned when you’re talking, you may even consider whether you’re bright enough. Be that as it may, you shouldn’t let one confounded individual get you off track.
  • In case you’re conversing with a bigger gathering where it’s hard to honestly look, focus on a couple of them.

Know Your Audience

Realizing who you’re conversing with can go far in helping you talk with certainty.

In case you’re tending to a vast crowd, it’s critical to know where they originate from, how old they are, and what their general information is about your subject.

This can assist you in setting up your words likewise.

In case you’re conversing with a bunch of individuals, knowing as much about them as possible – their political convictions, their faculties of funniness – can assist you with saying the best thing (and to abstain from saying an inappropriate one).

One reason individuals get anxious while speaking is because they don’t like unknown; that is why you need to accumulate; however, much data as could be expected.

Maintain a good posture while speaking

Have a confident stance. A confident posture can go far in, causing you to show up and to feel confident. On the off chance that you need to have a confident stance, this is what you ought to do:

  1. Have an incredible stance
  2. Abstain from slumping.
  3. Try not to squirm with your hands.
  4. Look in front of you rather than down at the floor.
  5. Abstain from walking about something over the top.
  6. Keep your face and body loose.

Expand your vocabulary

Grow your vocab. Peruse as much as could be expected under the circumstances, from online diaries. The more you read, the more you’ll know, and the broader your vocabulary will be.

You’ll be learning new words and seeing new expressions without understanding it, and soon, you’ll be utilizing the words you read while you’re talking. Having an extensive vocabulary is an unquestionable requirement on the off chance that you genuinely need to speak well.

Only a couple of key “extravagant” words can make you sound increasingly shrewd, dislike you’re making a decent attempt. Keep a vocabulary diary. Record the entirety of the new terms you’ve experienced while perusing and characterize them.

Do not use slangs

On the off chance that you need to be expressive, at that point, you can’t go around utilizing slang or a lot of easygoing stating. If your crowd is youthful and hip, you would prefer not to sound excessively formal or unnatural.

However, you ought to abstain from making statements like, “You folks,” or  “Hella” or “Nailed it!” or whatever expressions are going around in your way of life nowadays.

If you’re talking with companions, at that point, slang is fine, however on the off chance that you’re tending to an increasingly develop crowd and need to speak well, at that point, you ought to dodge it.

Pause when required

A few people see stopping as an indication of shortcoming, yet it’s not like this way.

It’s alright to respite to assemble your considerations and to consider what you’re going to state next.

What’s far more regrettable is talking too quickly and seeming as though you’re meandering aimlessly, being frenzied, or in any event, saying something that you will promptly lament.

Some portion of easing back down and talking mindfully implies that delays in your discourse will sound progressively characteristic.

BE PRECISE

Another piece of talking great methods comprehending what not to say.

You may believe that you need to give ten guides to demonstrate some point, yet as a general rule, you may need only a couple, and your thoughts will fall off more firmly because you picked the best focuses as opposed to tossing the whole kitchen sink at the crowd you’re tending to.

On the off chance that you’re giving a discourse, at that point, each word needs to check; in case you’re merely conversing with particular companions, it’s still best to abstain from meandering aimlessly.

Rehash your central matters

You may feel that expressing your fundamental issues once is sufficient and that your crowd will get what’s generally significant about what you need to state.

That is the place you’re off-base.

On the off chance that you have a couple of primary concerns that you genuinely need to get over, regardless of whether you’re tending to a group or attempting to make a point during an argument with a companion, expressing your central matters once more, maybe toward the finish of your discussion or discourse, will assist you with characterizing your message and come to your meaningful conclusion much more plainly.

Use signals just when important

Motioning while you talk is an extraordinary method to express what is on your mind and to accentuate your words.

Be that as it may, don’t utilize your hands or motions an excessive amount of when you talk, or you will put on a show of being somewhat hysterical, similar to you are using your movements to repay because your words aren’t sufficient.

Instead, keeping your hands at your sides and utilizing them in only a couple of key minutes when you’re talking will assist you with expressing what is on your mind.

Listening – An important Skill: How To Be A Better Listener?

In today’s busy and frustrating world, most of us have forgotten how we are supposed to communicate with everyone.

People don’t give time to listening with focus, which creates disturbances in the family and workplace. When you give your time and focus on a person, you nurture the relationship and improvise it. 

When you listen effectively, you save yourself from making mistakes and less wasted time.

Most of the time, when you think that you are listening to the opposite person, you are not. You get distracted by a lot of disturbances in the environment or our internal disturbances.

There are many hurdles and disturbances for you to listen effectively.

Let us know some of the barriers : 

1. Excess Information:

When you are in a lecture or a meeting, so much information just gets bombarded upon you. So, due to so much excessive information, the flow of listening gets disturbed and you try to process the previous information.

Because of that, the new information gets mixed with the old one resulting in confusion. At the end you will get irritated and distracted from the speaker.

2. Personal Issues:

We all have to admit this when there are a lot of things in our life. So when there is already a battle going internally, that’s impossible for you to concentrate upon the words of the speaker.

Your motive is to listen to what the speaker is saying but if instead of that you are busy finding solutions for your issues, you are allowing an element to disturb you.

3. External Distractions:

Cell Phone buzzing, the noise of microphone creaking, chattering of peoples and many more. These are some of the examples of the external factors of distractions.

4. Prejudgment:

We, as a human, have a tendency to presume everything. In case you don’t agree with whatever the speaker is saying there are chances that you are judging his words without listening to him completely. This leads to the loss of interest and as a result you get distracted.

WHAT IS ACTIVE LISTENING?

Active listening is essential in our daily lives, it builds trust and understanding.

Active listening is an ability that can be procured and created with practice. In any case, active listening can be troublesome to ace and therefore, take time and tolerance to develop.

Here are 5 tips that will help you, if followed.

WHY IS ACTIVE LISTENING IMPORTANT?

Dynamic tuning in could be a principal interpersonal communication ability that helps pioneers, directors, and supervisors be better communicators and issue solvers.

Active listening isn’t the only key to a charming conversation and genuine, compassionate engagement, it moreover has the potential to extend positive feelings.

MAINTAINING EYE CONTACT

Imagine that you are explaining a severe problem to anyone, and he is busy scrolling the newsfeed, looking outside, pondering. Sounds annoying, right?

Think when you do similar things when someone wants your attention during the conversation.

Active listening involves looking straight in their eyes while they are talking.

But that also doesn’t mean that you have to be a complete statue. Just behave normally, you can break eye contact for a while as well. But the whole concept behind this is that you are listening with complete focus.

AVOID JUDGING THE PERSON

When you listen to someone, don’t be quick to judge the person or his choices. Don’t even criticize the person mentally, don’t think this way, “Why did he choose this job?”

The moment you believe this, you have compromised your attention. 

Rather than just be quiet and let the person talk.

Avoid jumping to the conclusion and stay away from disturbances mentally.

AVOID ADVISING IN MIDDLE

We tell our kids that we should not talk in the middle when someone else is speaking.

The same rule applies now as well. It’s inappropriate to intrude while someone is explaining something. 

Interrupting someone signifies that, “You know more than her.”, “Listen to me, I know everything you are going to say.”

Wait for the person to complete, then suggest or keep your point of view in front of the person.

DON’T REMAIN SILENT ALL THE TIME 

Listening with focus doesn’t mean that you have to remain quiet the whole time.

Rather keep replying in the middle, like, “Yes,” “I understand,” “that’s ok.” When you respond, the speaker also gets to know that you have been paying attention to what they are saying.

It gives the speaker assurance that he or she is not being judged and will create a better relationship.