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TIPS for Introducing Yourself (By: M. Welton)

Practicing introducing yourself by saying your name and where you are from. This practice page is particularly useful for preparing a video presentation for the ELVIS.

Author: Instructor MaryEllen Welton maryellenwelton.spokenskills.com

TIP 1      SLOW DOWN   and  PAUSE when giving your name.

It is  important that you say your name clearly  and that  the listener can understand you.  When you know someone's name, it makes communication more meaningful and personal.

If your  name is not commonly used in English, you can help the listener by pausing before and after you say your name. 


  When you pause, it gives the listener time to process your name.   Listen to my name pronounced in fast speech then slowly.

See the example below. The spaces indicate when to pause.

EXAMPLE:   My name is             MaryEllen        Welton.            I am from      Tampa,     Florida.



Now you try:   
 
My name is            _______                  _______.         

I am   from               _____________.







TIP 2:   SMILE

For most English speakers, a smile and good eye contact are important when first meeting someone.  

Practice saying your name with a smile     Don't forget to pause when saying your name.

My name is         Mary Ellen       Welton. 

TIP 3     WATCH AND LISTEN TO NATIVE SPEAKERS

A great way to learn and improve is to listen to native speakers and try to imitate them.  Listen to where they stress words, when they pause, and how their intonation rises and falls.  You should also watch what kind of  body language they have and how it corresponds to their speech.



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