- word choice,
- use of metaphors,
- the overall length of your speech in another language,
- playing to the strengths of the language in which you are speaking,
- paying attention to the sounds you're making, and
- ensuring your delivery helps you put your points across.
Not mentioned in the article is a new resource for those of you who wish to practice your speaking skills in English. SpellUp is a new experiment and game from Google: You use your voice to spell and play word games with it, as a practice tool. It works best with the Chrome browser and Android devices; iPhone and iPad users also can play, but will type instead of talking. Here's a short video about it. Enjoy these resources!