Sometimes people can really overcomplicate things ...
All too often my clients try to 'fix' everything at once. It can be a discouraging and frustrating task to say the least.
So today on the blog, I'm going to keep things really simple: we'll focus on the 5 English consonants which, when improved, can have the biggest impact on your speech.
Ever heard of the 80/20 rule?
Its original name was 'the Pareto Principle'. It states that 80% (i.e. a BIG part) of an outcome is often achieved by only 20% of your efforts.
Wouldn't it be great if you could apply this to your speech, and get more results with less effort? Well, you can!
I've put together a "Top 5" list of consonants: these are the 20% of consonant sounds that could give you 80% of the results you're after – clearer speech, fewer embarrassing misunderstandings, and expressing your ideas without fear.
Let's get started!
Video #3: The NG Consonant Sound
TOP TIP: This is a big one and so many speakers do it. In standard British English DON'T pronounce the G sound. I know it’s there in the spelling, but trust me, in RP, it’s completely silent!
To conclude ...
So, which consonant did you find tough?
Or perhaps a specific word surprised you?
Let us know in the comments below ...
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