Speaking in public, on a podcast, or in radio, you will find that hiccups are going to be problematic. These are often in regards to things like pauses, or saying words like “um”, “uh”, and more. These are not conjunctions that you should focus on when speaking. If you find yourself going through these moments, and you just can’t get over it, don’t panic. Many people have this issue, even professionals, but what you may not know is that they have editors, and producers that clip these out for professional podcasts and more. You may not have that. But what you do have is the capacity to clear these out of your speech patterns. With that in mind, consider the following 3 tips for overcoming this issue.
Learn A Second Language
What? This sounds insane, right? Yes. It is a bit insane, but what you don’t realize is that when you learn another language, you are going to train your tongue to move a certain way. Public speaking and even radio is assisted when you are able to move your tongue a certain way when speaking. All lingual elements are made compelling when you are able to command your mouth and tongue to enunciate words properly. When you can gain more control, you can speak clearly, and you can avoid the hiccups in time. You don’t need to be fluent. You simply need to recognize your lingual elements, and then train them to speak a different language. Your brain will do the rest.
Take Command of Your Lingual Skills by Reading Out Loud
This is a recommendation that has been given over and over again. It helps with public speaking, presentations, and getting used to hearing your own voice. However, for the hiccups, this will help you have longwinded narration and speaking out loud and again, your lingual prowess will grow. Again, the goal here is to take command of the way that you speak out loud. The more you practice this, the more you will be able to go longer speaking for public speeches, and programs such as podcasts. You need to get in the habit of hearing and reading over time.
Write Down Points You Want To Hit
Assuming you don’t have a full speech prepared, make sure that you write down bullet points for every topic that you have to talk about. This is going to go a long way to help you take command of your speech patterns. You want to not only write down bullet points, but also start speaking ahead of time. Loosen up your vocals, and make sure that you are able to take command of your topic with the points you want to come across. Do whatever works for you in terms of note taking and bullets, don’t assume that there is only “one” way to do this. The goal here is simple, you’re working on taking command of your lingual patterns and overcoming the pauses and hiccups, so it will take time.