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Speech Modification Program – 3-Step Screening
- What are the verbal tics, fillers and crutches that you want to train against? (Please circle.)
ü Ya Know
ü I mean
ü I can’t
- Record yourself using your cell phone or video camera in conversation with a friend. What are you noticing?
ü Verbal tics (discourse markers, e.g. “like, ya know, whatever”)
ü Filler words (um, uhh)
ü Vocal fry (a.k.a. creaky voice - the low, staccato vibration during speech that arises at the end of sentences)
ü Uptalk (upward glide that ends statements or proclamations in a question mark?)
ü Baby talk (higher pitched voice then your usual tone)
ü Apologizing (starting a sentence with “I’m sorry, etc.”)
ü Speaking in text/social media terms (using acronyms and abbreviations – e.g. OMG, LOL, BRB)
- Are you speaking articulately, with confidence and presenting your best self?
If not, are you interested in exploring our speech modification program? Email at firstname.lastname@example.org)
ü Group setting
ü One-on-one training