Adults who stutter have a hard time in social situations. You wish you could just cure your stuttering or stop stuttering. You may not realize it, but you need to work on your social skills.
How will building my social skills stop my stuttering? you wonder.
What social skills will do you is to help you circumvent the restrictions stuttering makes on your social performance. You’ll be a Sassy Socializer™.
But it gets better.
Adults who stutter can be Sassy Socializers
The hard truth is that it’s not at Stuttering Habits you will stop stuttering; as in Overcome Stuttering™, or Cure Stuttering™, or Stop Stuttering™. Here you’ll just get proven systems to 10x your social skills and become a Sassy Socializer™.
Becoming a Sassy Socializer™ means:
- you’ll learn all the techniques to socialize and small talk with strangers.
- you’ll learn to reduce your secondary behaviors of stuttering.
- you’ll reach your social goals regardless of how severe your stuttering is.
- you’ll get the tools to circumvent the restrictions stuttering makes on your social performance.
We want to challenge what it means to be an adult who stutter. The way we challenge stuttering is by making a portable library with social skills available to you 24/7. We want you to have all the articles, courses, and resources available in your inbox with easy to understand instructions and reliable outcome.
At Stuttering Habits you’ll 10x your social skills and be able to handle every social situation you can think of.
We’ll help you become a Sassy Socializer™.
Don’t know where to begin? Join our challenge at #100daysofsocializing.
Do you need to build your social skills? Here’s the kicker.
Why do social skills matter when you are an adult who stutters?
With social skills, we maintain positive interactions with other people. Social skills enhance communication and understanding. Many such skills are also vital in sustaining relationships. Stuttering makes it hard to maintain communication flow, thus are social skills of utter importance for adults who stutter.
Stuttering also makes it hard for communication to run smoothly, and since some adults who stutter aren’t that well equipped socially. We need to learn how to implement appropriate communication strategies and tactics. That’s what you learn about Stuttering Habits.
What are social skills?
Social skills are the skills we use to interact and communicate with other people. Social skills include both verbal- and non-verbal communication, such as speech, facial expression, and body language all of which are important for adults who stutter.
If you’re an adult who stutters and has strong social skills, you know how to behave in every social situation you encounter; you know how to use your body to communicate most effectively; you know what to say regardless of the person standing in front of you.
What are the building blocks of social skills for adults who stutter
Though this is not an exhaustive list, we can mention:
- Attention and concentration: The ability to sustain effort without distraction, and hold that effort to for as long as needed.
- Self-regulation: The ability to maintain one’s emotions, behavior, attention, and activity level appropriate for the encounter in an acceptable manner.
- Executive functioning: Is the ability of higher order reasoning, and thinking skills.
Do you need to work on your social skills?
For adults who stutter, it’s an indicator that you need to work on your social skills if you have trouble with the following:
- Fleeting eye contact.
- Struggle with body language (standing too close or too far).
- Use secondary behavior in order to communicate
- Interrupt other people’s turn
- Not ask appropriate questions.
- Not listening (show little interest in what the other has to say).
- Talk with an unusual tone, stress, pitch, intonation.
- Not able to adjust (body) language to the situation.
- Difficulties staying on topic.
- Have a difficult time making friends.
- Look too intensely at the speaker.
If not treated, what happens socially for adults who stutter?
If you don’t make an effort improving your social skills, you’ll end up with some of the following difficulties:
- Unable to make new friends and/or start relationships.
- Maintain friends.
- Understanding social situations.
- Talking with strangers.
- Coping with failure.
Start today, and 10x your social skills even though you’re an adult who stutters.