Do I Speak at the Same Speed in Real Life as in My Videos & How to Maintain Optimal Speed of Speech

By Robby

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Hi Guys!

Recently I published a video on my blog where I compared speaking in English with fighting, and the main premise of the article was the following – you can’t be afraid of getting a bloody nose during a fight if you want to win, and the same applies on conversations (you don’t have to be afraid of making mistakes).

Soon after that I received a comment on my YouTube channel from a follower of mine:

Soom BAI comment

Now, the comment was so interesting that I decided to record a response video, so here it is!

The main points discussed in the video:

  • Do I speak at the same speed in real life as in my YouTube videos;
  • How not to speak TOO FAST and run into all sorts of fluency issues;
  • Why I’ll probably never speak with a native-like fluency and why it doesn’t bother me in the slightest!

And yes – thanks to Soom BAI for the comment, I hope you’ll also enjoy my response! 😉

And most importantly – I hope you’ll put my advice to good use and your English is going to improve by a notch after watching this video!

Chat soon,

Robby

P.S. Would you like to find out why I’m highlighting some of the text in red? Read this article and you’ll learn why it’s so important to learn idiomatic expressions and how it will help you to improve your spoken English!

P.S.S. Are you serious about your spoken English improvement? Check out my English Harmony System HERE!

 

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  • No problem, you’re always OK to ask any questions you want!!!

  • sergey

    Thank you very much Robby for your kind attention!


    Сергей Ромаданов

  • Hi Sergey,

    First of all – thanks a lot for your positive feedback, it’s much appreciated and I’m really glad you’ve been taking action and the EH System has contributed to your ability to communicate with other English speakers worldwide!

    Now, speaking of your inability to understand 100% of what native speakers say, here’s my opinion:

    1) It greatly depends on the person you’re communicating with. Different people speak differently, and I have to admit there are a lot of people I can’t understand fully because of their pronunciation/accent/speed.

    2) It also depends on the subject discussed. If it’s something you’re not very familiar with such as your areas of expertise and interest, the chances are – you’re not going to follow a conversation 100%.

    3) Speaking of following native speakers in songs and films – I can say I also only get maybe 60 – 70% on certain occasions, especially if natives speak very fast and use loads of specific, local slang https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4GcejTCdWiE

    So, all in all, I’d say it’s not a big deal you don’t understand everything that native speakers may say; for as long as you keep working on your own fluency and focus on what you CAN say – the rest will come over time, believe me! 😉 http://englishharmony.com/focus-on-what-you-can-say-in-english/

    Hope this helps,

    Regards,

    Robby

  • sergey

    Howdy Robby! Thank you again for your EH! It really works. I often use your phrases and I have success in chatting with native speakers in the US and UK! I love your method and your tips. You said: talk to youself and I started do it. In a few weeks I realized that I can do it and then, in a couple of months I realized that I can think in English!!!
    Of course, with a lot of mistakes, pauses etc, but I’m sure you know what I am talking about. I may think without translating from native language to English. However, I wonder that I still have no fluency. Do me a favor, explain how to get it? I see many videos almost everyday, I listen to Engl. music while I’m in my car,etc. You speek perfectly and quickly, I understand 99%, but when I listen to natives speech, I able to catch not more than 60-70%, why? Maybe they don’t care how they sound? Thanks for your job!