How do I become well spoken?
Does it come with age? IS it a combination of wisdom, pacience and big vocabulary?
I know. I'm just laughing at the situation. A man who worships a militant atheist asking how he can become more well spoken so that people might think he's more intellectual. It's very redditesque.
Read and talk more with friends in general and critically with peers. Don't be afraid to be perceived as an arrogant bastard is what i've learned over the years from Hitchens.
It obviously does help to have a decent vocabulary. Start using vocabulary.com.
I have nothing to do with the site.
>believing in supernatural beings
This is what I despise most about reddit fedoras, the second you criticise them for being tryhard pseuds they'll immediately assume you believe in some sort of "invisble sky daddy" or whatever the term they use is. My issue with you isn't that you don't believe in god, my issue is that you're a fucking faggot.
Are you from cod and lol crowd? Only those retards use the word tryhard as an insult for working hard.
I don't go around talking down to religious people, nor do I bring religion into conversations at all actually. But we need people who push against religion in the public eye.
Si ce ai cu engleza mea? Daca vrei pot sa vorbesc in limba mea natala.
Not OP, but he didn't say he "worshiped" Hitch.
>William Lane Craig
Are you fucking high? Craig sounds like a voice actor for an animated tv show geared at preschoolers.
Hitchens wasn't the most eloquent, but to compare Craig to him is insane. If you're looking for an antagonist to contrast him against, perhaps Buckley was a far more eloquent individual.
>William Lane Craig
>"superior" to anyone
Have you heard his podcast too? The man is a joke.
Please expand on this I've been thinking about grabbing Rhetoric and Poetics for a while.
You'll become more and more well spoken the more you socialize.
What's the easiest way to socialize? Through common interests.
You're going to have to do more than just read. You're going to have to go out and develop interests to become interesting.
Practice reading good writing aloud. Generally, in our 21st century colloquial tongue, it is rare that we articulate ourselves in the way that one would as an orator. If you've never uttered certain words, or certain types of sentences, even, doing so regularly creates new neuronal connections and so on, which will change the way that you spontaneously speak, over time.
Eloquence is a skill; some were raised in a social environment that was more sophisticated and so on, and thus such speech has come more naturally, but anyone can become eloquent with practice. It'll simply require many hours of reading aloud the way you would desire to speek. Also, tape your speech, and make adjustments as necessary; a large problem I've often seen is a tendency to speak too fast--it's better to slow down, atleast slightly, breath deeper, and take your time. I'd pick anything in the canon from the 19th century to the early 20th century.
I'd also second this. I think we are often unaware of how much we subconsciously adapt to our given social environments by adopting certain behaviorial tendencies and so on. If you're constantly surrounded by uneducated, dim people, then, you know..
All of those things matter, but the biggest thing you can do to improve right now is to take a very brief moment to compose your thoughts before you speak. It sounds silly, but the biggest difference between a well spoken person and someone who just uses lots of big words is that the well spoken person does not engage in stream of consciousness dialog.
Age is also a factor that you shouldn't disregard. Not only does it give you more opportunity to expose yourself to diverse ideas, but life experience lends authenticity to your words. If you speak too far above your age, you just come off as a pompous dweeb.
This >>7645194 and wide reading. Read a lot. Read a lot of different stuff, not just /lit/ tier pretentious philosophy but everything from scientific journals to modern fiction to classics so you have a better idea of different vocabulary and ways of speaking for different situations.
If you try too hard to sound "well-spoken", you just end up sounding like a pretentious tryhard. Focus on using the right word for the job. Don't speak like a professor, speak like an engineer--use the best tools in your vocabulary to do the job, as concisely and accurately as possible.
Oh, and being well written comes before being well spoken. Learn to fucking spell.
>Does it come with age?
Not necessarily. Counterexample: drunkards and other druggies that never learn from experience.
>IS it a combination of wisdom, patience and big vocabulary?
Big vocabulary is definitely a part of the equation but also being keen at observation; taken together, the missing ingredient or 'synthesis' of the two is assigning particular signs (words/signs that have been standardized* by the community) to your particular experiences, thus paving the way to being well spoken, articulated, etcetera.
* by that i mean that the community expects you to use the word 'dog' to mean what THEY mean by it, and not some unorthodox interpretation of the word.