Speaking

Whether you're a professional speaker or a public speaker, the ability to seize your audience's attention will serve you well in both business and social situations.

These Savvies explore the topic of Speaking in more detail —

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Strengthening your vocabulary is one of the most effective steps you can take in improving your communication skills.

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One way to strengthen your vocabulary is to correctly pronounce the words you already know and use.

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"Ask" causes some people a lot of pronunciation problems. And that's surprising, because it's only a three-letter word and it's pronounced exactly the way it's spelled!

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Another word that sometimes gives people problems is "across".

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"Forte" (a noun meaning "strength", as in "His forte is public speaking") is a bombshell of a word. People use it because it's a powerful word, but when they do, most people mispronounce it.

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If you spell "February" with only one "r" (Febuary), it's misspelled. If you pronounce "February" with only one "r", it's mispronounced.

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For some strange reason, many people insist on saying "athlete" with three syllables — ath-uh-lete. It's not spelled that way, and it's not pronounced that way.

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How should you pronounce "minute"? There's no way of telling without knowing what context it's being used in!

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"Coop" (sometimes spelled with a hyphen, co-op) is a tricky word! How you pronounce it depends on its context!

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Lots of people have a problem with government; some people have a problem pronouncing government.

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