I guess this isnt an 'Everyday issue' but i didnt know where else to put this. I have a stammer and have recently got an internship which requires a lot of work to be done over the phone. Using the phone is very difficult for stammerers so i wanted to try and practice my speech while talking on the phone.
Where can i call which requires me having to talk for say 1-2 minutes, i really have no idea my mind is blank.
Thanks in advance.
Places to call for some telephone practice? Watch
- Thread Starter
- 11-04-2013 15:31
- 11-04-2013 16:02
Congrats on the internship! The only thing I can think of is just by phoning family and friends more often, and basically just using the phone more. Eg rather than place a take away order online, phone up to place an order and practice conversing over the phone.
Don't be frustrated if you mess up, there's a learning curve with this sort of thing. I don't have a stammer, but I used to be awful over the phone: I would just freeze and not know what to say. But I had work experience at a local solicitors where I had was manning the phone some of the time, and at first I was absolutely awful. But over time I just got more confident and realised I wasn't going to die if I got something wrong! I do recommend on making notes if a phone call doesn't go as well so you know what to focus on for next time. Even simple things as noting what you say to answer the phone (eg. Good morning, this is the *business name* how can I help etc) to get you focused is really helpful.
Anyway best of luck with it, hope I've been of some use!
- 11-04-2013 16:08
Eat a ton of domino's in the next couple of weeks
- PS Reviewer
- 12-04-2013 01:52
Phone your bank and ask about your balance, or opening an account or similar.
Phone a shop and ask their opening hours.