If you have a hard time getting people to understand you when you speak, you probably mumble. Mumbling happens when you don’t enunciate words properly and loud enough for people to understand. When you mumble, your words tend to run together and come out in a rush.
Usually, people mumble because their mouths and teeth are not open enough. Sometimes it happens when you talk too quietly or quickly. Mumbling can affect your ability to speak publicly, and it can make you self-conscious.
How to stop mumbling
- Record yourself speaking and find out your problem areas.
- Practice enunciating your words as much as possible. Open your mouth wide and exaggerate every pronunciation until you feel comfortable.
- Always remember to keep your lips and teeth open and your tongue lifted.
- Practice tongue twisters until you can say them well enough for someone to understand.