How To Get Really Fluent In English In 30 DaysMarch 30, 2022 2022-03-30 4:39
How To Get Really Fluent In English In 30 Days
How To Get Really Fluent In English In 30 Days
Do you struggle to come across as a confident English speaker?
Do you wish you were fluent in speaking skills?
Are you in need of an accelerated way to become a confident, well-spoken, fluent English speaker?
If you answered YES to any of the above questions, then after reading this article and implementing the technique I’ve shared in this, you will become really fluent in English in just 30 days – when you are not a native speaker.
By the way, if you prefer watching over reading, then you can watch my YouTube video here on the same topic.
Part 1) Why is it Important to Become a Confident English Speaker
In the first part of this article, we will be discussing why it is important to become a confident English speaker.
Can you not just stick to your native language? The answer is pretty much: No.
The reason is that in your career, in this globalized world of the internet, you will realize that the difference between your earnings and 10X your earnings is going to be your speaking skills.
What I mean is that if you are technically good in whatever job you do — from being an accountant, a programmer, a data analyst, to a medical professional, any field you’re in, and if you’re not a good English speaker, you will be earning at a steady rate.
But if you become a confident English speaker, then your earnings will skyrocket.
And I am sure you have seen that.
You must have seen some people in your company who are better at speaking are usually at the higher posts. They are the business partners, they bring in new clients, they take on managerial roles, etc.
On the other hand, people who might be extremely efficient technically but lack confident speaking skills are still stuck in lower positions.
The World of Social Media
This is even truer in the internet world because people who can speak confidently are now on Instagram, YouTube, TikTok, and Snapchat.
They have hundreds of thousands, even millions, of people following them and their earning potential has become so much higher because of it.
In the age of the internet, in the age of social media, and more so after the pandemic in the age of Zoom meetings, the difference between your earnings and 10X your earnings comes down to your speaking skills.
These days, I train government officials around the world on strategies to become a digital smart nation. But I do these trainings via Zoom.
So, for instance, one week I’m doing a training in Vietnam, next week in Singapore, then next in Qatar, and so on.
The point is that all these trainings are happening just because of that one skill: Speaking.
And I am being paid as much as $1000 per day for these trainings.
This is what I’m going to teach you. I’m going to teach you how you can become a confident English speaker as well in just 30 days.
Part 2) Mindset Shift: Structured Speaking
To become a confident English speaker, there is a mindset and then there is a tactic.
Let’s first understand the mindset.
The mindset you need to have is that confident fluent English speaking is NOT fast English speaking. It is actually structured speaking.
If you take away one thing from this article, it is that structured speaking is fluent speaking.
People who come across as really charismatic are actually the people who are the most structured.
When charismatic people speak, whatever they’re saying comes across to us and settles in our brains in beautiful layers. And because your brain finds it easier to arrange and understand, you get a feeling that the person speaking is an amazing English speaker.
Charismatic English speaking has nothing to do with accent, speed, vocabulary, or the pitch of your voice.
The number one thing that makes you a charismatic English speaker is how structured you are.
Applying This Mindset
Being structured means that you’re very thoughtful in what you’re saying and you’re saying it well.
To articulate your thoughts in a structured manner, you can either tell a story in chronological order. So for example, you tell the first part of the story, and then the next, and so on.
Or you can arrange whatever you are saying in the form of bullet points and guide the listener by giving markers.
For example: if you’re giving somebody your opinion on something you might say that you have two opinions; first one is this this this this, then the second one is this this this this.
This way you come across as very structured for the listener.
If you don’t structure your thoughts, the listener’s mind has to do the hard work. They have to structure all the incoming information and try to make sense of where to place it in their mind.
This creates an illusion that the person speaking to them is not a fluent English speaker.
So the mindset here is that from now onwards you’re not going to be focusing on how your accent is, how the sound of your voice is, or how fast you are speaking.
Instead, you are going to be focusing on how structured you are.
Part 3) Tactic to Master Fluent English Speaking
What is the tactic you can use to become a confident English speaker in as less as 30 days?
That tactic is called Video Messages.
It has 2 steps:
Step 1) Self-journaling
In the first step, your task is to pick up your phone once every day and record your thoughts by looking into the camera.
These thoughts don’t have to be very long. You can do anywhere from 3min to 5min of speaking into the camera.
For instance, you can say today my day was like this, in the morning I met that person, had coffee from a certain cafe and then I went back to my office or my class and I studied this this this. After that, I went to the gym and I did this this exercise.
Mention stuff like your feelings from the day, the type of conversations you had, why someone made you feel happy or sad, stuff that might even feel irrelevant.
Then, in the end, you can talk about what you learned from the day and what you’re going to do the next day.
What happens is that there are a lot of unstructured things happening all day around you. But when you do this exercise, your mind starts learning how to structure all that information and place it in order in a 3–5-minute video.
More importantly, what is happening is that you are training your mind to think in English. And you’re training your mind to be fluent in English.
Why it is Important to Have Physical Proof
This is very different from speaking in front of the mirror. Because you get absolutely zero feedback on what you’re saying in a mirror. You have no idea if it’s structured properly because you can’t listen to it.
But once you start recording it, you can listen to it instantly, or 3 days later, or 5 days later, and see the progression.
What I do is that I record myself then I see the video immediately to analyze where I have to improve.
You will notice that you will start improving within 10-15 days via these repetitions.
After 30 days, you will be a wholly different person.
You will look back at your video recording on Day 1 and you’ll be like “Oh my god, I can’t believe that is how I used to speak!”
Step 2) Sending Video Messages
Anytime during the 30-days, when you feel comfortable, you can start either sending video messages to your friends or putting up Instagram stories of your recordings.
You can tell your friends or your followers on Instagram that you are doing it as an exercise.
And you don’t necessarily have to recollect your day in these video messages or Instagram stories. Instead, you can talk about a TV show or a movie that you might have watched or you can share your opinion on something that is happening.
This step sounds difficult and if you’re thinking that this can never happen, trust me, it will happen.
Because in Step 1, after you’ve been doing some self-journaling first for 10-15 days or even 30, you’ll start feeling like you want to share it with the world.
And suddenly, speaking in front of the camera will become so much easier.
But more than that, it’s not just training your mind to speak in front of the camera. This exercise is training your mind to think and speak structurally in English.
30 days later, you will look back at your Day 1 video, which was the first self-journal, and you’ll agree that this single strategy has changed your life.
Try it out and I am sure you are going to love it.
Do write to me about how this strategy has changed your life.
In case you are thinking of giving the IELTS exam after you’ve improved, I also have a series of blogs about how to ace your exam. You can check out the Ultimate Guide to Hacking IELTS.
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