June 26, 2020 at 12:15 pm #27222
I was elated when I self-cured, but I held on to this self-limiting belief that great public speakers are born with a certain talent. Lee always tells us to never build walls around ourselves so recently I have been pushing myself further and further in the Speech Masters Club by forcing myself to comment more when in the past I would cringe at the thought of speaking in a group. I now believe that one day soon I will truly be able to say that I love public speaking.
Does anybody else agree with this? Or do you think that not everyone can be a great public speaker no matter how hard they try?October 22, 2020 at 7:58 pm #28009GáborParticipant
That’s interesting because I’d actually love public speaking, as a kid I was all over the place and wanted to be the center of attention all the time.
As a PWS when I have a fluent moment I immediately start to speak too much because I become so enthusiastic, which can be a problem, so I try to use crutch 11 to avoid that.October 28, 2020 at 9:02 pm #28065
There is no problem with you speaking “too much” when you have a fluent moment. The problem is when you start stuttering and continue speaking in long sentences and forcing words and ideas.
If you begin stuttering, keep it short, speak in short sentences with many pauses and use your crutches as much as possible – speak like a KING.
I say, if you are having a fluent moment and you starting speaking too much, go for it! Speak until you are blue in the face, I sure do!December 1, 2020 at 1:18 am #28334Adam WerthParticipant
If one is flamboyant, a clown, and loud….like me—-I think that will make one love to speak!
Or if one is naturally extremely articulate….that quality alone means loving to speak…..December 1, 2020 at 9:53 am #28343
I agree, Adam. Even PWS love to speak. I knew a boy who used to stutter, we were about 9/10. He never let his stutter keep him quiet. He used to speak everybody’s ears off. Sure, he would have much rather not had a stutter, but he still LOVED to speak!December 2, 2020 at 12:59 pm #28361JavierModerator
As a PWSS I firmly agree that you can love to speak (why not??). But as a PWS, I guess it depends on the severity of your problem. I used to hate it. But I’ve known some very mild cases who didn’t care about their stutter, as it did not interfere with what he wanted to say and momentum.
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