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6 Things you must know about articulation

If there’s is something that amazes me the most, it is the power of being articulate.

“How some people achieve dramatically different results than others with what seem to be the exact same ingredients.” –
Phil M Jones

It is as simple as the art and love for cooking. Same ingredients, same quantities yet the taste differs.

It seems craftsmanship is the word of the day for me.

Effective communication of your needs, desires, and emotions is a skill that can significantly improve many aspects of your life.

Being unable to speak clearly can make it difficult to communicate your ideas. Filler words might divert attention from your main points and force you to rephrase your arguments three or four times. Fortunately, with a little time and work, you can learn to talk clearly.

What is articulation?

When we refer to someone as being articulate, we mean that they speak clearly and concisely enough for others to comprehend what they are trying to say. That implies that the speaker’s actual words are understandable to the listener as well as that the words accurately convey the speaker’s meaning.

Wondering where is the dividing line? Have you ever listened to a professor from college, a lawyer, or even a priest who talked quite clearly? You heard every word they said, but you had no understanding what they were trying to express. Perhaps since there were so many words, their relationship wasn’t immediately clear.

Even if someone uses big words, lots of qualifiers, and modifiers, they may not necessarily be well-spoken.

A certain degree of articulateness depends on the audience. Before determining whether or not someone is articulate, stop and consider your assumptions. Context is crucial.

An articulate speaker can talk clearly to their target audience and is at ease with their own voice.

When needed, they can speak more slowly while still using good language and pronunciation. Their speaking abilities enable individuals to vary their enunciation and emphasis according to the subject, environment, and audience, rather of consistently speaking in the same tone.

However, did you know that articulation encompasses more than just our speech? Outstanding speakers convey more than just what they say. To be most effective, our body language abilities must be in sync with our spoken communication. Making eye contact and using the appropriate hand gestures can be challenging, but they both help to show how articulate we are.

It may take some time to get your verbal and body language in sync. As you establish your objectives, you might begin by determining your strengths and weaknesses.

Advantages of being articulate-

Here are six advantages of improving your verbal skills. Take note of the fact that these advantages apply to both your personal and professional lives.

  • Being eloquent makes you come across as more knowledgeable and competent.
  • Your ability to speak clearly can increase your comfort in any situation where you must interact with others.
  • Explaining your viewpoints and defending yourself will make you feel more confident.
  • Being able to speak clearly can help people regard you as a leader.
  • If you can speak more clearly and concisely, getting (or providing) feedback won’t be as difficult.
  • In relation to your other friends and co-workers, you’ll stand out, which may be advantageous for employment chances.

Speaking clearly is essential for all part of your life. Even though articulation is a skill that is always in demand, it can still be challenging to acquire. Speaking clearly can help you stand out both personally and professionally.

The advantages of articulation for your job are countless. For instance, speaking well can improve the presentations you deliver at work. Additionally, it might aid in strengthening your relationships with clients and co-workers.

Being a great speaker benefits not only your career but also your personal life. It can improve your relationship with others and your sense of self-worth.

Pay close attention to the first time you held eye contact during a discussion or the first time you learned a new term and used it well. Although there will be a learning curve, keep in mind that you are honing a skill that will benefit you for the rest of your life.

Are you prepared to work with a coach to guide you on your journey?

Write to me at archana@archanaparmar.com and let’s get started.