RATE YOUR SKILLS Communicate Effectively, Deliver Your Message, Get Results HOW DOES YOUR COMMUNICATION RATE? Take this self rating survey to see where your communication strengths are. 1. ARTICULATION (PRONUNCIATION OF WORDS): I tend to slur my speech ( 1 pt.) I occasionally mumble ( 2 pts.) I use clear pronunciation ( 3 pts.) 2. RATE OF MY SPEECH (SPEED WITH WHICH I SPEAK): I'm often asked to slow down ( 1 pt.) Sometimes people act confused when I speak ( 2 pts.) I adjust my rate of speech depending on content/purpose ( 3 pts.) 3. VOLUME OF MY SPEECH (LOUDNESS OF MY VOICE): I feel frustrated when others ask me to speak up ( 1 pt.) I sometimes strain my voice to be heard ( 2 pts.) I know when to change my vocal volume ( 3 pts.) 4. INTONATION OF MY SPEECH (ABILITY TO CHANGE THE PITCH OF MY VOICE): I often need to clarify what I've said ( 1 pt.) It isn't uncommon for others to interrupt me ( 2 pts.) I can easily engage my listener ( 3 pts.) 5. USE OF NONVERBAL LANGUAGE WHEN I SPEAK (GESTURES, EYE CONTACT, POSTURE): I don't know what to do with my hands when speaking ( 1 pt.) I sometimes feel my gestures are distracting ( 2 pts.) I only use gestures to support what I say ( 3 pts.) 6. COMMUNICATION STYLE WHEN I SPEAK: I am a long-winded speaker ( 1 pt.) Occasionally I'm unsure where to pause ( 2 pts.) My pacing is very effective ( 3 pts.) 7. VOCAL HYGIENE (TAKING CARE OF MY VOICE): I consume a steady diet of coffee and or caffeinated soda ( 1 pt.) I drink water when thirsty ( 2 pts.) I frequently sip water during the day ( 3 pts.) Once you've selected one answer for each category, Click Total Points to see your score. = If you scored less than 21 points, you may want to consider making some modifications in your communication. Contact Dale Klein for a consultation to discuss your areas of concern and turn your communication into a powerful skill that sets you apart from others.