Hey /biz/, is there any way to develop your charisma? Particularly, I wanted to be good at speaking English since it's a must in a business world, problem is that it's hard for me to speak clear and straight since I have a speech disorder, and being born in a non-English speaking country, I have literally nobody to talk to in English.
You should take song lessons.
Also sing/speak with equipment playing back what you say(otherwise you have no way of correcting speech errors), and do mirror training.
The other way to develop it, is to interact properly with people. Which is hard. Since spilling spaghetti makes it harder to get to the level where you can develop a lot.
>The other way to develop it, is to interact properly with people. Which is hard.
I know this. People often give me this confused expression when I said something, it's as if I speak another language they're not familiar with. I had a hard time speaking with people especially when I get to talk about something since I couldn't come up with anything to say instantly unless I give myself some time to think of what to say first, or else I wouldn't know if I just offended somebody with my opinion. Speech disorder fucking sucks.
I didn't read OP's post, just the title (practicing your speech proficiency).
On the english issue: try sites like chatroulette and those sites where people of different countries meet to learn eachother language.
Read "Lend Me Your Ears" by Max Atkinson
Learn a bit about rhetoric (above book is a good starting point)
Watch videos of famous speeches on Youtube
Remember that practice makes perfect but also takes time
Just use the NLP strat of identifying the most charismatic people you can find and then find stepping stones and emulating them (NLPstyle) en route to your final form and then start evolving.
Really the best way to do it is to understand charisma philosophically. Since you're probably non-white, you wont ever figure that out, but that's fine the first method will work just as well.
Join a teamspeak server. Do you have a lisp? Get braces.
Trouble pronouncing stuff? Learn the phonetic alphabet for RP english. Buy pic related (even though it says its for speakers of dutch, its in English, this is one of the books English teachers-to-be study)
pretty much everyone you just quoted.
the skill of public speaking is not one that comes overnight, if you are not born with a natural speaking ability, it will take years.
i began just talking in my car going to/from work, putting myself in various scenarios and talking them out.
also, you can volunteer to read at an old folks home.
THAT right there will force you to git gud stupid fast.