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Fluent Speech And How To Achieve It


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This article is all about how to achieve fluency and looks at the specific speech impediment known as
stammering/stuttering. My name is Steve Hill, I suffered with a stutter from the age of four and despite
regular conventional speech therapy, continued stuttering until the age of twenty-two.



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This article is all about how to achieve fluency and looks at the specific speech impediment known as
stammering/stuttering. My name is Steve Hill, I suffered with a stutter from the age of four and despite
regular conventional speech therapy, continued stuttering until the age of twenty-two.


I found life with a stutter extremely frustrating as at times I could speak very well. For example when I
spoke to what is now my ex-girlfriend I very rarely had a problem, however when attempting to speak to her
parents I struggled quite badly.


When I was drunk my fluency level also would improve to a level where I would be shocked if I stuttered at
all.


I could not understand why I could talk to one person but not to another and why I could speak when I was
drunk but not when I was sober.


I read many books about speech imediments, achieving fluency and stuttering and spoke to many speech
therapists. From what I read and from what I was told, I was made to believe that I was unable to live a
stuttering-free life as it suggested you are unable to eradicate a stutter.


This is a very negative attitude, however I could not really believe what I was hearing and reading as I knew
I could talk very well at times.


I then was fortunate enough to watch Bruce Willis being interviewed on the television. He stated that he had
had a stutter which had started when he was a young boy, however he had managed to achieve fluency when
he was a late teenager. This was a huge inspiration to me and I then decided that I would attempt to
overcome my own speech impediment.


After nearly a year of working very hard by reading books about positive thinking and mind over matter and
by basically studying people who I thought were great speakers, I also managed to beat the stutter. As a
career I now help other people to achieve fluency.




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