Hey it’s Hadar and this is the
Today I want to talk about the five
elements that helped me become
a confident and fluent speaker.
And I’m going to invite you to join
my challenge that is going to take
you out of your comfort zone and
help you become a fluent
and confident speaker as
When I moved to New York when I was
20 I had a fairly strong
accent and my level
of English was let’s say
I could express myself
and conduct basic conversations
but I couldn’t go into deeper
conversations without feeling
self-conscious or insecure.
And when I’m looking back
I’m trained to detect the few
elements that really helped me
become a confident speaker doing
what I’m doing right now.
That is teaching American
pronunciation, coaching English.
And I discovered five things, five
things that were essential
in helping me become who I
Now the first one was immersion.
I immerse myself in an English
I surrounded myself with English.
Now I know this may not be an option
for many of you.
This is why you need to join my
challenge to discover how to do
that when you’re not living in an
English speaking country.
But for me that was the one thing
that really helped me own
I surrounded myself mostly with
English. I watched television I read
books I read the newspaper, I
had American friends and
I was working in English.
So all I did was
speak English, listen to English.
I lived English.
The second thing is methodology.
The method and the technique
of what I’m doing today and actually
what I’m teaching today.
I learned it myself when I was an
acting school we had speech
In there we broke down
English language into sounds
and melodies and
elements of speech.
That when you understand
every single one of them separately
it’s a lot easier.
And you’re so much more in control
when you put it all back together.
So for me it wasn’t about what I
learned in school anymore or what I
thought I was hearing.
It was clear and I had an answer
And I knew what my weaknesses and
And I knew what to focus on.
And what to let go of.
The third thing was challenging
Every situation that made me feel
uncomfortable, every situation
that I was intimidated by I
jumped on it.
I took it.
I took any speaking opportunity,
I took any part that was
I mean at the end of my second year
I played Lady Macbeth in
a Scottish accent.
So think about it two years before
I had a foreign accent and I was
self-conscious about my English
and there I was getting this offer
to play a role a Shakespearean
role in a Scottish accent.
I was terrified about it.
I freaked out but you know what.
I worked hard.
I challenged myself.
And I was actually really good at
The fourth thing is practice.
I did the work. So first
I had my assignments from school.
I had top practice sound
so I would drill the words, repeat
words and phrases and sentences with
the same sound.
I would take my speech book and sit
and read it aloud and record myself
with a tape recorder and play it
and listen to it and play it again.
And repeat it again and again.
Every single day.
I’m lying cuz it wasn’t every day
but I was supposed to do it every
day. Don’t tell my speech teacher.
Anyway but I did it a lot
and I felt the change and I
felt the difference immediately.
And then I leveraged situations
into practice opportunities.
So for example if I watch television
I would speak back to it.
I used to hear people and I would
repeat them right after I would
I would read aloud whenever
I would memorize texts and
monologues from movie scenes
and television series.
And I would just go over it
in my head and I would practice
and practice and practice.
I loved it. I enjoyed it because
every time I did it I felt a little
better than I did before.
And I felt that I’m actually making
a change. Because those small steps
that you take they empower you.
And when you feel empowered you feel
capable and you feel that you can
actually make a change.
And that’s the one thing you need to
remember when you know that you can
You can do it.
If you feel that you can’t do
it and it’s too difficult.
Then it’s going to be really hard
to get to that breakthrough.
The last thing is communication.
I would talk
a lot even if I didn’t
want to talk even if I didn’t feel
comfortable talking I
I talked with people, I talk
I would take any speaking
opportunity that I could.
I used to wait tables so I remember
that the introduction and
talking about the specials was a
thing for me.
Because it was an opportunity to
practice and I would make a big deal
out of it in a friendly and fun way.
And I saw what worked and what
didn’t work. What activated
people, what helped people connect
What motivated people to ask
questions and I took all this
information and used it
again and again every time
And when I moved back to
Israel and I had less opportunities
to communicate in English.
I mean there’s a certain amount of
tourists that come into the city a
Then that’s when I started teaching
and let me tell you this teaching
was also a game changer for me
because that’s when I understood
Because to explain something in a
clear way you have to be very
clear about it in
your head and I think that’s
what made the difference for me.
And of course speaking in English
and teaching in English helped me
become the speaker that I am today.
So that’s it.
These were the five elements
that helped me become a confident
and fluent speaker.
And these are the five elements that
I included in the challenge
that I prepared for you today.
In the challenge which was a free
challenge you’ll have access to
LIVE video lessons you’ll be able to
interact with me and ask me
You’ll receive a daily email with a
PDF sheet with instructions
for the next day, you’ll receive
tasks and assignments.
You’ll make videos of yourselves and
you’ll communicate with other
We will lay out all the
conditions to help you succeed
and help you make a change
towards becoming a fluent and
To join the challenge all you need
to do is just click on the link
below and get instructions
straight to your email with a link
to our private Facebook group.
Look, those five days are going to
Question is what are you going
to do in those five days.
So we’ll help you reach your goals.
Don’t miss the opportunity and join
us for the challenge.
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your friends. If you don’t want to
do this challenge alone.
Have a wonderful week.
Thank you so much for watching and
I’ll see you next week in the next video.