Do you have a stuttering problem? Are you looking for tips to help you get stuttering? If you have answered 'yes' to either one (or both) of these question, you have come to the right place. I have asked ten people who stutter for tips that work for them, and I compiled a list of 10 surefire stammering cure tips to help you out.
1. Calm your nerves by speaking in a slow manner. Take your time when you talk to another person. If you feel like you are talking too quickly, you probably are. Think about what you are going to say before you say it. When you hear yourself begin to stutter, stop what you are saying, and take a deep breath. Do not begin talking again until you feel you are ready.
2. Chew a piece of gum. Studies show chewing gum improves your focus. Children are sometimes allowed to chew gum during a standardized test, because their focus is improved. The same is true when you are speaking to another person. Chewing on gum takes your mind off of your stammering, and enhances the fluency of your words.
3. Change the tone of your voice. There is no evidence behind why this works for stuttering patients, but it does work. The amount of stammering is lowered when a person raises or lowers the tone of his or her voice.
4. Look somewhere other than the person's eyes. Being nervous is something many people who stammer admit increases a stuttering episode. So, if you begin to feel an unsettling feeling in your stomach, glance somewhere else in the room. Take your eyes off of the thing that is making you feel uncomfortable.
5. Practice words and phrases that make you stutter. Have you ever heard the saying, "Practice makes perfect"? Well, practice may not stop you from stammering all the time, but it could help you pronounce a word without stuttering. Put emphasis on the words you stammer over repeatedly.
6. Take a break and do something else. It is fine if you need to excuse yourself from a situation making you stammer. Go to a quiet place, and think about what you want to say when you return. Picture yourself having a good conversation without any stammering moments.
7. Convince yourself you can do it. You have nothing to be accused of when you stammer. So, take pride that you are trying to improve the way you speech. Convince yourself you can go out there, and speak fluently without any stuttering breaks.
8. Change the words if you get stuck. Do not continue to struggle just to say a word. Pick a word you do not have problems saying, and use it instead of the word you were struggling with.
9. Listen to other people. Observe phrases and dialects of other people. Learn new words to add to your vocabulary. Take notice to what other people do when they are talking. Incorporate one or two things into your way of speaking to see if it helps you.
10. Do not try to be perfect. Most important number in the 10 surefire stammering cure tips is this one.
Try there 10 surefire stammering cure tips to help you lower the amount of time you spend stammering. You do not have to incorporate all of them into your speaking style. When you find one that works for you, continue to use it. If you find one that does not work, simply go onto the next one.