The ART of ART(iculation) – By @paboukratevans
By Pierre Aboukrat
The ART of ART(iculation)
We have a lot of ideas that we want to share. This idea that you have you want to share it. You will be engaged with this idea; it is mandatory for making your mark. For been remember you need to mark people mind. Common ground will help you bring your audience to a reasonable state where they will be listening to you.
So, when I am not understood it is a real bummer for me because I want my job to be about sharing ideas (and jokes). I have an accent that for sure but it not only that. Sometimes I don’t feel like expressing myself and I talk without articulation. I mean I’ve acted in plays in middle school and thanks to my mom I am always reminded of how good I was.
Unfortunately, someone that doesn’t express well will not be heard. Even if you are the best writer of all time if you need more than 30 seconds to finish a sentence you are going to have some trouble.
Crowds doesn’t help either. But fortunately, it is quite simple to get past it. You just need to practice in front of your glass when you are brushing your teeth. Also, you will fail and it will be hard but doing that is really going to help. In the end, each experience is a huge step and you’ll get better at it.
Putting a pen in between your mouth and try talking for 10 minutes. That is one of my all-time favourite trick to better articulate. You will look like a dog that is eating a bone. It is one of the most efficient techniques because it forces you to amplify all the gesture of your mouth. Also, fighting it will give you a sense of accomplishment that is quite nice to have, as if you were Rocky Balboa running the stairs of the Philadelphia Art Museum.
Repeating a difficult phrase to pronounce. It is a difficult trick to do but start slow to go faster. If you get it once it will be forever. There are loads of this phrase on the internet try to practice saying those. It will be a good indicator of how you are progressing. Here are some of the best tongue twisters that I’ve found:
-Sally sold seashells by the seashore,
-Betty Botter bought some butter, but she said the butter’s bitter,
-How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood.
In the end, it is hard to not sleep and fall your tongue when you are talking to a crowd. If it happens you should get back on that horse and carry on. Because even if you say it twice it wouldn’t be awkward than if you have said some long apologies of how you don’t know how to speak.
Get your shit, you are a grown-ass woman or man or else. Tell us your idea you are the best to do it.
Ps: watch the tide man.