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Public speaking: Bridge the English-as-second-language gap

Presenting in English to an audience that uses English as a second language?

Three tips:

  1. Pause more often.
  2. Speak a bit slower.
  3. Using interpreters? Pause even more often so both interpreters and audiences can catch up with your message. And speak even slower. (Your interpreters will appreciate your professionalism, and it will be easier for your audience to get your message.)

Spanish translation of HOW TO WRITE & GIVE A SPEECH (St Martin’s Press). Spanish edition publisher, Alba Editorial of Barcelona Spain. Translator, Elena Bernardo Gil. Author, Joan Detz

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