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Fast talker - how to slow it down and say less?

Omie Omie's picture

Hello! I am noticing in my life that the pace at which I speak is much faster than others. I think I make impressions on people that I presume I am above them, or better than them, and as a result, I often overshare when I wish I was calmer & reserved. Also, I think that I may come across as shady or sketchy or untrustworthy becuase of speaking fast, especially as I am from California, but now live in the South(US), where people talk MUCH more slowly.  That all said, I tend to be pretty articulate, and I do pause and connect with people often, I like to listen to them, but for some reason, when I get talking, whew! Its just fast and furious, LOL. I say too much and often wish I could take it back, slow it down, or just ease up a bit.  I imagine this is some degree of anxiety, although I am pretty balanced in terms in Interovertedness & extrovertedness. I get along well with people in general.   Any thoughts you have about good recordings for this are SO APPRECIATED!  (hahaTLDR?)

Rebekah Hall's picture

Hi there,

Thank you for your question.

I've tagged a couple of downloads below that you may find useful. :)

Best wishes,

Rebekah
Uncommon Care Team

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