Yesterday, I spent a glorious afternoon enjoying the first day of spring by working in the yard and planting the first vegetables of the year in my backyard garden. Unlike many people, I actually enjoy pulling weeds. I think it’s the satisfaction I get of seeing how much better the garden looks afterwards! Also, I know that weeding gives the plants I’m trying to grow a much better chance of becoming strong and healthy.
What about you? Do you like to grow a vegetable or flower garden? What about a speech garden?
Have you ever thought about your American accent as being like a garden? The better you tend it, feeding and watering it and pulling the weeds of unnecessary speech patterns, the stronger and more beautiful your speech garden becomes!
So, here’s my spring challenge to you.
Take some time to care for your speech garden this year.
What aspects of your speech need tended to so they can grow? You know that certain areas of your American accent are good — maybe grammar and vocabulary. But you also know that with a little practice, or a little feeding and watering, those areas could be even better.
Do you have some unhealthy “weeds” in your speech patterns? Maybe these are sounds that make your speech difficult for others to understand. If you could just “weed out”, or get rid of, a few of those pesky sounds, your speech would be much clearer.
How much better will your speech garden look in a few months if you take the time to plan for its growth right now?
What will you do to get rid of the weeds and ensure the healthy growth of your speech garden?
Sometimes, weeds can look a lot like a healthy plant, especially in the beginning. It can be difficult to figure out which ones to keep and which ones to pull and throw away. Often, the best way to figure it out is to ask someone who can identify those weeds and show you which ones to get rid of .
If you are looking for someone to identify the “weeds” that need to be pulled from your speech to improve your American accent, I would love to show you. Together, we can grow a beautiful speech garden for you! We’ll identify all the strong, healthy plants that need to stay as well as the unhelpful weeds that need to go.
Spring is the perfect time to get your speech garden growing well. I’ll help you eliminate the weeds that need to go, and I’ll provide you with practice materials that are the food to strengthen the sounds you want to keep in your American accent. We’ll walk through your speech garden every week to be sure that everything is growing as planned.
By fall, you will be amazed at the wonderful, bounteous garden of American speech that you have been able to grow!
I can’t wait to get started! Are you ready to join me?
Click here to get your free Accent Screening and start growing your speech garden today!