Being Understood

If you're struggling to get someone to understand you, try the tips below:-

  • Speak more slowly (not louder!)

  • Keep it simple. Use words that are most common. For example, if you want to say cat, don't use the word feline.

  • Keep it simple.  Use basic sentence structures (subject/verb/object).

  • Don't worry about pronouns, instead use the names of people you are talking about.

  • Use a lot of hand gestures.  "Do you mean up?"  Raise up your hands to help the person understand the word.

  • Use sound effects. You may feel silly, but if you are trying to tell someone that something exploded, using the sound "Ka Boom!" will get your point across!