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zeldapsychology
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28 Sep 2011, 8:34 pm

My main concern in speech class is talking too fast. I can talk slow if it is something uninteresting or I dumb myself down and pause after each word. I know those 2 things aren't good for being a public speaker. I was wondering if other aspies talk fast and how can I change this issue?



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28 Sep 2011, 8:37 pm

Always.



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28 Sep 2011, 8:38 pm

I speak quickly and quietly.

As for how to change it? I have no idea.



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28 Sep 2011, 8:40 pm

I'vebeentoldItalkmuchtoofast. Idon'trealizeI'mdoingituntilsomeone points it out.

It' takes a great deal of effort to purposely pause when speaking.

When I was in Toastmasters International - I used notes. I could easily remember what I was going to say ... the notes were to remind me to pause once in a while. :oops:

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28 Sep 2011, 8:48 pm

I think people started telling me to slow down when I was about ten. My daughter's classmates called me "The Auctioneer". I did take HS Debate and college Speech, and _can_ slow down if I have an audience and put my mind to it, but it takes too much attention to slow down that much all the time. I've been a Lector (Reader of the Scripture Lesson) at Church, and I do that very well -- again, the whole setting is a reminder. I do know that I want to communicate, and I'm not communicating very well if my listeners can't understand me, but I perpetually forget.

They should listen faster.



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28 Sep 2011, 8:52 pm

yes I try to talk as fast as the words come to me.. Which flow very fast when I know what I'm going to say ahead of time.
I often try to talk as fast as I read also ..but my mouth cant do that either

.....remain calm, pace yourself, breathe and pronunciate clearly


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28 Sep 2011, 9:07 pm

People tell me that when I am inebriated I can reach talking speeds on par with the micromachines guy.



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28 Sep 2011, 9:42 pm

I talk very quickly. Regardless of how much coffee i have had :lol:


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28 Sep 2011, 10:50 pm

I speak very quickly. I'm not trying to, I just can't help myself. I speak at the same rate I think. Always have. And it someone needs me to slow down, I always feel like I'm speaking down to them because of how slowly it sounds to me.


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28 Sep 2011, 11:07 pm

Only when I am excited about something. I speak quickly and end up stumbling over my words. My brother talks fast as well but he probably got that from me. Sometimes my parents have to ask one of us to repeat what the other said.



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29 Sep 2011, 12:08 am

I talked way too fast as a kid, especially if agitated or talking about one of my special interests. What taught me to do otherwise was trying to say the things I wanted to say in less words, almost like a summary. This was really hard for me to do as I was very frank, specific, and detail oriented.


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29 Sep 2011, 12:30 am

yes, been asked a lot of times to slow down.



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29 Sep 2011, 1:19 am

Used to, also used to have a bit of a slur problem with some combinations. I managed to get myself to talk at a normal speed and clearer than before, a few years ago, but I still talk too loud most of the time.


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29 Sep 2011, 2:03 am

Yes. I try to talk slow.



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29 Sep 2011, 3:12 am

i only talk too fast when i am nervous. i talk too loud sometimes without knowing it. my sister, who functions otherwise neurotypically as far as we can tell, talks very fast. maybe this is a mini-autistic trait she has. AS runs in our family.