3 Ways to Overcome Your Fear of Speaking English


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Do you fear speaking English?
Do you feel like people don’t really know you when you speak English?
Do you stay quiet because you want to avoid the embarrassment of making mistakes?

You’re not alone.

In this video I’ll share three tips with you to overcome your fear of speaking English. These are the tips that I personally have used to overcome my own fears when I’ve been speaking foreign languages.

I was recently asked why I do what I do. There aren’t a lot of people out there with a passion for English pronunciation! I do this because I know first-hand what it’s like to struggle speaking another language.

I have a Bachelor’s Degree in German, although I haven’t used the language for many years now, and I’m also fluent in Danish. My husband is Danish and I lived in Denmark for 4 years.

I know how hard it can be to speak up in a foreign language. I know how devastating it feels when no one understands. I know how awful it is to feel like no one around you even knows who you are.

That’s why I do what I do – so you don’t have to stuggle, so you can have more confidence, so you can make your mark on this English-dominated world.

I hope these three tips help you to take that chance and speak up with confidence in that next business meeting or when you have to deliver your next English presentation.

Let me know in the comments how you feel when you speak English and how I can help you. You can also join us on Facebook to join the discussion there:

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  1. moon trung says:

    The three tips you mentioned are indeed very helpful. “Laugh at yourself when making mistakes in speaking English” is a brilliant idea. It can surprisingly change the whole situation, from embarrassment to an opportunity to show up your sense of humor- part of your personality is. I love that suggestion and will definitely apply that to my case.

  2. anwar naha says:

    Sometimes i don’t get proper words and fail to phrase the right sentence for the occasion.

    though i have enough vocabulary to use. i need your direction to counter these type of situtaion

  3. Sofia larios says:

    OMG I feel you can completely understand me thank you for what you are doing since it had help me a lot I’m sorry for the grammar if there is any mistake :p

  4. Zanele Msomi says:

    Please help, I have been recently appointed as an Auditor and a Facilitator. I naturally way too speak fast and tend to get very nervous in front of people. Please teach me to communicate clearly with confidence. Please….

  5. saba says:

    I fear to speak English infringe of people

  6. John says:

    Hi love your teaching styel

  7. Samuel Kerongo says:

    I love the way you teach. Thanks a lot.

  8. Nora says:

    you realy really encouraged me and gave me a big stimulate to learn english language quickly and easily ………. thank you very very very much ….. I’ve suffered a lot from shyness , but now I dont ……. I wish to be one of your student ……

  9. Julia says:

    You are magic. I was listening to your every word and feel how they integrate into my mind ))) it is real pleasure to listen to your speech. I ll try to learn everything from you ) thank you so much!

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