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Enhancing Articulation Skills for Young Restaurant Employees

A common challenge among young restaurant employees is their tendency to speak rapidly without pausing, which can lead to unclear communication and a diminished dining experience for guests.


Clear and articulate speech is crucial for effectively presenting dishes and creating a positive impression of the restaurant.

To address this issue, we recommend a series of effective articulation exercises that can significantly improve speech clarity and presentation skills.


1. Relaxation Exercises:


Start by relaxing the facial muscles. Yawning and gently sipping water can help to loosen tension in the jaw and throat, preparing the voice for clear articulation.


2. Moaning Exercises:


- Begin by moaning with unclenched teeth and compressed lips. This exercise helps in controlling the airflow and articulating sounds clearly.

- Follow up by moaning with clenched teeth and open lips. This technique focuses on precise articulation despite mouth position.

- Next, practice moaning through the nose while relaxing the jaw. This exercise promotes nasal resonance and relaxed vocal production.

- Finally, perform a completely relaxed moan, allowing the voice to flow naturally without any tension.


3. Application to Text:


After completing these exercises, apply the techniques (with unclenched teeth and compressed lips, with clenched teeth and open lips, speak naturally) to reading a passage of text. Encourage the employee to read slowly and focus on articulating each word clearly and distinctly according to the practiced methods.


4. Results and Improvement:

Following these exercises, employees will often notice an immediate improvement in their speech clarity and ability to pause naturally.

The deliberate practice of pausing during speech enhances overall communication effectiveness.

These exercises not only improve articulation but also instill confidence in employees when presenting dishes and interacting with guests. Clear and deliberate speech enhances the dining experience, ensuring guests receive clear explanations of menu items and attentive service.


For personalized coaching and further guidance on articulation techniques, feel free to contact La Classe. We specialize in enhancing hospitality skills to elevate restaurant service quality. info@monacolaclasse.com to schedule a consultation.


Faithfully Yours,

La Classe Team


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