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Become More Articulate

We all want to appear more articulate to our peers. Merriam-Webster defines articulate as, “able to express ideas clearly and effectively in speech or writing” or “clearly expressed and easily understood.” But many of us, myself included, tend to have a hard time organizing and expressing our thoughts fluently. That’s why language, including grammar and vocabulary, must be considered in anyone’s quest to become a stronger speaker. My first clue to the importance of language in speech came from a previous speech teacher. He said that the best way to improve our vocabulary is to become well-read. Right then, it struck me as fundamental and true. It’s been some years since hearing this and after witnessing countless speeches I think it needs to be reemphasized. The media that we surround ourselves with greatly affect our thoughts and speech. Our attention these days tends to be mostly fragmented, jumping around from website to website or TV channel to channel. I can hardly think