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The Tavistock Trust For Aphasia

The Aphasia Alliance


Public Speaking

  • use short clear sentences
  • speak clearly
  • pitch - speak loud enough so that all can hear
  • vary your tone of voice - don't speak at a monotone
  • pace - speak at a normal speed, not too fast, not too slow
  • pause - pause occasionally
  • signal a change of topic
  • clarify from time to time - rephrase when necessary
  • summarise
  • do not speak for too long - allow for rests


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