Speaking English is a great way to make friends and learn more about the world around us. But it can be difficult if you don’t know what’s going on in your own language!
Thankfully, I have some tips for sounding confident when Speaking Englishas an American (or any other nationality). These strategies will help people believe that we’re telling them truthfully – because after all…confidence kills!
Here are my top 5 ways:
1: stop saying “maybe”
I want you to stop saying “maybe” and start every sentence with a confident word. When I was younger, my parents always told me that confidence came from within and not without – so let’s work on getting those words out! The first step is recognizing when we’re using it as an excuse for our lack of action or thoughts about something instead…
If you feel like saying “maybe” stop yourself and we can completely delete it from your sentence. You could think of other words to say instead, such as: Let me check; I’ll get back with ya soon(or soon).
2: Speaking English honestly
If not sure whether or not there is something else needed in order for this information to be given appropriately when requested without any fake/lying involved just speak honestly about what’s on your mind at that particular moment – In my opinion (the speaker) thinks that people shouldn’t use ‘I’m sorry’ unless they mean it 100% sincere.
3: point of saying “I’m sorry”
What’s the point of saying “I’m sorry” if it isn’t truly sincere? If you find yourself obligated to apologize, stop and think about whether your words hold any worth. You can either delete too many stories from life or express yourself in another way; there are always alternatives!
A person might feel they need an explanation for being late – but what good does this do them? What would happen if we turned around our response instead of blaming ourselves like usual while also giving forth apologies…for making things better later than never?! It may sound crazy at first glance.
4: Three words and phrases are very basic
These three words and phrases are very basic, but they can sound unconfident if used too much. The key is to balance what you say with your vocabulary choices – don’t use “so” or other filler syllables in every sentence!
As an example of how these might be employed correctly: I’m sorry (or sympathy) for getting ahead/being stressed about something today; It was unintentional bumping into him at work earlier–my bad…
I’ve noticed many Speaking English learners tend toward using excuses such as ‘excuse me’ pretty often because it’s just easier than saying something else instead-though sometimes this works against them when trying to make connections.
5: Say excuse me
Sometimes people don’t say excuse me, they just start talking. You’ve probably noticed that the more confident individual talks and expects others to listen so you can try those techniques too! Or make some noises like clearing your throat with something like “wow” or “well” before Speaking English this will get their attention initially.
What if you just start talking?
Confident people do it all the time and they expect others to listen so I might try that. Or, instead of asking for permission with an excuse which is sorta like saying sorry or calling out someone who has their own space in a conversation (you deserve it!), try claiming your spot on this earth by clearing your throat audibly prior to starting up again!
I’m looking forward to hearing your confident Speaking English! If you want to learn more Speaking English lessons with me from Go Natural English – where I teach people all over America about fluency and confidence using techniques that work for their individual needs – apply now at gonaturalenglish.com/prereg.
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