Go like Silk in 7 steps
Just imagine: Someone says, Me love you! and you reply, Actually, it’s ‘I love you’. Of course you don’t do that. You don’t care about the grammar. What’s important is what it means to you. When we Go like Silk, we find what we want to say and then we say it. We don’t worry if we should say each or every or if it’s sang or sung. To share what you think with other people, you don’t need correct grammar. Just say what you mean. People will understand.
Some people think that having an accent is bad. Well, guess what? Everyone has an accent – yes, even the King of England. Our accent is simply the way each of us speaks. And no language is spoken the same way by everyone. There are as many accents as there are speakers. At the moment, there are 1.5 billion speakers of English around the world. And you are one of them. We all bring our own colour to the language rainbow. So, if someone says, You have a very strong accent, Go like Silk and reply, Thanks, it’s just like me.
Please excuse my English, I’m not a native speaker. – That’s something we hear a lot. Maybe you’ve said it yourself a few times. So English isn’t your mother tongue. What’s wrong with that? Native speakers don’t always find the right words. English certainly isn’t a foreign language for you. Because you know it. No need to apologise. Go like Silk and celebrate that you know English.
We only speak now. There is no past tense in communication. Everything you say is said in the moment. And every moment is different. There are no rules. So let go and enjoy yourself. You don’t have to show anyone how good your English is. That’s not what it’s about. It’s about you. It’s about what you want to say. Just Go like Silk and say it. Whichever way you like.
Communication isn’t a power struggle. We don’t need to be better than anyone else. We’re all in it together. When we go against each other, we don’t get anywhere. Confrontation means resistance. Cooperation means working together. We give each other a hand. After all, we want to understand each other. When we Go like Silk, communication stops being a competition. And we all win.
Speaking English always happens between people. In fact, that’s what speaking means: relating to people. One of those people is you. There are many different ways we can relate. There are many different ways we can speak. But only you speak your way. Without you, there is nobody who can say what you want to say. So why try to speak like somebody else? Speak like you, and you never go wrong. Go like Silk and flow whichever way you are.
Kindness means letting other people be themselves. And letting them see who we are, too. When we Go like Silk, we communicate with kindness. We don’t care about who’s getting things right or wrong. We care about the people, not the words. We listen to what people want to say, not the way they say it. Kindness communication lets everyone speak the way they are. It’s that simple. And it works.
To be fluent means to flow.
Go like Silk