Best of – Don't Get Lost in Translation

Think Fast, Talk Smart: Communication Techniques

Apr 11 2023 • 13 mins

Having to communicate in a language other than our native tongue can be quite a challenge, especially without a script or prepared speech.

In this "Best of" episode, we revisit Matt's conversation with Kenneth Romeo about specific tactics that non-native speakers can use to handle in-the-moment challenges. Romeo also discusses why letting go of perfection is a key step toward speaking with confidence.

Romeo has served as the associate director of the Stanford Language Center and a teacher of English to non-native speakers through Stanford Continuing Studies. Romeo is a professor at Waseda University in Japan.

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