It can get frustrating when your spoken message is not understood as soon as it leaves your lips. Initial confusion leads to frustration which eventually leads to reluctance to communicate. The next time someone asks you to repeat yourself, take a moment to consider these four factors:
Now that you’ve spent time and money addressing your speech, language, or voice goals, you may be looking for ways in which you can practice your goals. Practicing can happen in a variety of ways – the more diverse you make your practice, the better. Feel free to use these strategies as you generalize your goals.
Conflict is inevitable. Whether the setting is professional, romantic, social or even public, there will be as many opinions as there are individuals. Seeing conflict as an opportunity to better understand one another is essential in facing conflict when it arises. Here are three approaches to help better manage conflict.
Validation is a critical listening skill that many of us are never taught. It can help us improve not only friendships and romantic relationships, but also relationships that are fraught with conflict.
The International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) is a system of symbols standardized to represent sounds (or phonemes) of spoken language. It is the perfect alphabet in which every letter represents one phoneme only, and each phoneme has its appropriate symbol.