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17 English speaking tips that teaches You how to speak confidently in conversations, presentations and at speeches

These 17 tips will help you in overcoming your fear of English speaking. The main point is that you don’t need to work hard or study for hours to benefit from these effective tips.
On the contrary, are you understand any one you can easily implement that the next minute in your conversation or presentation or speeches.
To speak confidently in English is very simple …. If you knew the fundamental principal of English speaking . Fluency in English is nothing but the confidence one thou while speaking . If you have confidence, you are fluent. If you don’t have confidence then people assume you are not fluent in English.
So are you ready to explore these 17 English speaking tips?
Let’s start with first one.

Spoken English Tip 1 - Learn synonyms of every word you know

Even English speaking teachers do not know this. What they bombard you with is learn more words and then some more.
But that is a wrong advice in the initial stages of spoken English. Instead of learning 20 new words. Learn only five. But try to get their synonyms too. So for every one new word you learn , master four synonymous words of that.
These other four words come handy when you are not able to read the first one in your conversations or speech. If you closely observe that speakers you’ll realize that they have multiple words that they can use in place of a single words. And they use it .
Whereas when we know the only word that we have forgotten …. We are in trouble.
Think why you are so comfortable and fluent while speaking in your mother tongue. It’s only because you never get stuck up with a word to the moment you feel the need you substitute it with the other word.
Do same with English language words and very soon you’ll be speaking fluently.

Spoken English Tip 2 - Don’t strive for 100% perfect grammar

Your struggle with perfect grammar might be stopping you from being fluent in English speaking with the thousand of grammar rules.
I believe that no one person is perfect in grammar all the times yes you can be good some times . But not always .
The famous phrase ‘perfection is crime’ is very true in case of grammar.
Everything can be improved with time,  knowledge & practice . But if at the start you want to speak like some phd laureate  in English then that’s simply not possible.
Try to maintain the balance between speaking & grammar. For less speaking less grammar . For more speaking more grammar.
Don’t reverse it.

Spoken English Tip 3 - Focus or meaning of the sentence , not only on individual words.

When we are speaking that time use sentences not only individual words. Whereas we are learning English or improving our vocabulary we focus on individual word in isolation.
But in conversations or in speaking words are used in relation with other words. They are connected. Together many words form a meaningful sentence. These fore to speak fluently we must focus on whale meaning of the sentence. Because ultimately that is what your listeners will understand the meaning.
When you focus on meaning you don’t get halted due to improper grammar. You use whatever is available with you at the moment and then proceed.
You sound like one who can speak fluently and confidently.
 

Spoken English Tip 4 - Master the phrases & you’ll master English language.

As we’ve seen in spoken English tips 4, individual words has less meaning than a sentence. This same principle applies to phrases also.
In fact phrases has much more punch & power in it than even longer sentences.
For fluent, powerful & confident English speaking , you  should try to master as many phrases as possible. Another advantage of phrases is that it helps you in understanding native language very easily if English is not your first language.
Many movies & jokes are beast understood because of the usage of phrases in them.
Also when you use phrases you don’t need to say too much .you can convey more meaning in few words.

Spoken English Tip 5 - To speak fluently in English, you must first . . . .speak!

It says it all. Read it one more time. Now read it again & again & again.
If you want to learn swimming, then you read, watch & listen whatever you can find about swimming. But one fine day you have to get in water. That is the only way to learn real swimming.
But if you only dream about swimming one day, then you can keep reading & reading & watching & watching to no avail.
My point is to learn speaking, speak!
That’s the simplest thing to do. Forget about everything else & start speaking.
Remember, anything worth doing is worth starting from the point where you are today.
Don’t wait.

Speak. Speak in English. Now!

Spoken English Tip 6 - Speaking is only half part – listening English is the other half

We have one tongue & two ears. Nature has given it this way for a reason.
In speaking English, most of the times we forget that we have to listen, too. By nature’s law, we should listen twice that of we talk.
But we simply forget this.
A really good speaker, a really fluent speaker & a really confident speaker is always, always a good listener. Because without proper listening skills, one cannot master fluency in English.
Without proper listening skills, we constantly focus on ourselves – what we have to speak next; how can I answer him; I must speak correctly and  so on and on and on.
With good listening we actually have conversation and we can enjoy it, too.

Spoken English Tip 7 - Improve your speaking vocabulary. It’s different than your reading & writing vocabulary.

In our courses we teach four types of vocabularies that are essential in confidently speaking in English. Speaking vocabulary is one of those.
It’s different.
To improve our speaking we don’t need to understand the spellings of the words. All we need to know s meaning and its pronunciations. If we know this much about the words we intend to use, that’s more than sufficient.
Sometimes speaking vocabulary is termed as ‘slang’. Actually it’s not bad to use slang. But we should be a bit careful while using it.
The best part is – you don’t have to sit in a class to improve your speaking vocabulary. It’s always improved when you expose yourself to more & more English

Spoken English Tip 8 - Don’t read newspaper – ever- to improve your English speaking

If you ask anyone how to improve English speaking, chances are very high that they will tell you to go & read newspapers – daily.
This is worst advice for someone who has just started his journey of English speaking. Why? Let me tell you.
News are not interesting. News are dry. You don’t enjoy reading it.
Of course reporters try very hard to make these juicy & spicy & attractive, but at the core  news are dry. Because of this we don’t get interested in the news. So whenever we try to read English newspapers, soon we find it pretty boring. And then instead of learning it becomes burdensome ‘work’.
I agree that once you are GOOD at English, you must read newspapers so that you can improve further.
But before that do not read newspapers – if you really want to improve your English speaking.

Spoken English Tip 9 - Watch English movies & serials

This is again one of those non-conventional speaking advice. That nobody will tell you. And we have been telling our students since last 12-13 years. That to speak good English you must listen to good English.
Where else can you find English that has been written & is written many times by some of world’s highest paid English writers ? You can get it in movies & serials.
One of the often ignored point is your listening vocabulary when you watch English  movies & serials directly you are working on your listening vocabulary
Another benefit of this is learning becomes fun .if someone asks you ,you can tell them that you are improving your English language & speaking skills.

Spoken English Tip 10 - Fear is what’s stopping you from speaking in English

Don’t be afraid.
If you can read & write in English then this tip will set you free forever.
Fear- It stops us from speaking in English with others. Otherwise what’s the reason that you can’t  speak in a language that you can read & write ?
Simply being afraid of making mistakes.
Being afraid of showing your ignorance.
Being afraid of getting humiliated in front of other.
Being afraid of others laughing at you.
Stop it don’t be afraid . Do not fear.
The best antedate to fear is action the best antedate to fear of English speaking is actually speaking in English.
You can do it . So do it . Speak one or ten sentences. Right now.

Spoken English Tip 11 - Learn to think in English

I told you we are having many unconventional tips to help you speak fluent & confidently in English .
This is my favorite thinking in English. The people whose mother tongue is English has tremendous advantage over others. They can think in English because they don’t know otherwise. Whereas others are always thinking in their mother tongue & wishes to speak in English.
Just imagine – how easy it would be for you to speak in good English if you start thinking in English . You would get same advantage that native English speaker has.
And you could speak with same fluency, same confidence & same ease that they do. So learn to think in English to speak in English.

Spoken English Tip 12 - To swim dive into water. To learn English speaking expose yourself to English.writing vocabulary.

If you are not getting yourself exposed to good English then you are losing many aspects. The best tip for you is get in as many situations as possible where you get a chance to speak or listen English.
This way you become more familiar to the language. And it certainly helps you speaking fluently you can find many situations daily.
Such as movies, on phone, with colleagues, your work & best of all on internet. With today’s smart phone & internet you can access English anywhere. Use the technology to improve your English speaking skills.

Spoken English Tip 13 - Make at least 1 new mistake everyday while speaking in English

Make  at least 1 new mistake everyday while speaking in English. Follow this advice & in a month you’ll find yourself much better at speaking & conversing in English.
We don’t want to make mistakes . So we don’t speak much . That way we avoid mistakes, but we don’t speak, too. That’s why if you make more mistakes , you learn faster. And note here that i’ve said one New mistake every day.
People make mistake only when they are growing when they are making progress , when they are learning something new.
So making mistake while speaking in English is good for you . Just don’t repeat same one again & again.
Aim to make more mistake in English  than other & very soon others will come to you for advice on speaking in English.

Spoken English Tip 14 - Know what to say

Have you met anyone who is good in English speaking but does not have much to say? Or what he says does not have much meaning?
Don’t let that happen to you.
Interest & passion can overcome language barriers. Develop keep interest in your topic, so that you will have much more knowledge about your subjects. You will have one hour’s material to condense in 5 minutes. Imagine how fluent you’ll be in this situation.
So if we reverse the situation, you have 5 minutes material or knowledge to speak about & you have 20 minutes. You are going to hesitate; take unwanted pauses & stops & you won’t speak confidently & faster . . . . Because you don’t know what to say!
In other words knowing what to say is called as preparation.

Spoken English Tip 15 - Understand the difference between fluent English & accurate English

What exactly you want? Fluency in English or accuracy while speaking in English?
On the surface both may seem same to you. But the two are poles apart.
Fluency in English is subjective. It changes with the listener’s knowledge about it.
Accuracy is not. You have certain rules of grammar. If you follow those, you are good. If you don’t then your English is bad.
So focusing on accuracy is not same as focusing on accuracy. For accuracy you need to study grammar. For fluency, you need to study speaking.
Once you understand the difference, it becomes very easy to focus further.

Spoken English Tip 16 - Be expressive – Use your voice, gestures, facial expressions effectively

Fluency in English consists of not only words. It involves your voice, your hand gestures, your facial expressions. All these play an important part in overall speaking.
Once you know the basic speaking, then these are the things you need to work on.
The more expressive your speaking is, the more fluent your English will be.

Spoken English Tip 17 - Speaking improvement is a process – not an event.

Improving fluency in English is not & should not be an event. It’s a continuous process. Because learning & improvement never stops.
Every day you should learn something new. At least one thing that will help you in getting nearer to your goals. Language mastery is not an easy task. It takes years to really master even a small part of the language.
Keep that in mind when you are working on your English speaking skills.
Now, if you are reading this then you know enough tips to speak in English fluently & confidently.
The only thing that can stop you now is YOU. Don’t stop yourself. Master these tips & start using them in your day-to-day communication.
Good luck with your English speaking.