How to Sound Confident in English

Do you sound confident when you speak English?

Voice volume is an important part of communication in any language. Some people speak very quietly, and this can make communicating with them very difficult. Controlling your voice volume is an important skill that you will need to master if you want to be able to communicate clearly in English.

Speaking clearly and at a comfortable volume is a great way to show that you are a confident English speaker! Do you need to work on your voice volume? If you do, do not worry! Here are 3 easy tips to help you sound like a confident English speaker.

Use Your Diaphragm

Using your diaphragm muscle when you speak will give your words more power. When you breathe in, your energy will go to the center of your body. Use your diaphragm to push this air out through your windpipe while you speak. This will give your voice more power.

Project your voice

Imagine that you are on a stage in a large theater. Now imagine that you are trying to speak so that the people in the last row of the audience can hear you. Keep in mind that projecting is not screaming or yelling; it is simply speaking clearly and in a way that commands respect and attention.

Enunciate your words

Enunciating is simply pronouncing your words clearly. To enunciate, open your mouth wider than normal. When you do this, you are using muscles you may not normally use in your native language. Make sure you open your jaw wide enough and try to pronounce every syllable of every word clearly.

 

And that’s it! If you do these three things, you will be able to communicate more clearly in English. Be sure to practice these three tips the next time you practice speaking in English!