Wed. Jul 6th, 2022

Introduction: The Importance of Reading Aloud in the Workplace

Reading aloud is one of the most effective methods to break down communication barriers. It is a proven method to help people understand others, especially those with different linguistic backgrounds. This can lead to better workplace productivity and better workplace relationships.
Reading aloud can also help people understand the many ways their speech and writing are misunderstood by others. In this way, reading aloud can become a self-help tool to improve interpersonal communication.

in like a lion out like a lamb read aloud
in like a lion out like a lamb read aloud

The Psychology of Reading Aloud

Reading aloud is psychologically proven to help us associate words with their meanings. A common example of this is how we all convert spelling into phonetics as we read, such as “au” in “cow”, or “iu” as in “piu”. We all do it, but some people are better at it than others. Reading aloud can help improve our ability to mentally associate sounds with spelling.
In addition to improving our ability to associate spellings with their meanings, reading aloud can also help improve our ability to make word associations. The sounds of words are connected to images and ideas in our minds, otherwise known as conceptual memory. By reading a word aloud, we can access these mental images and ideas more easily than if we were simply seeing the word. For example, when reading the word “deer”, we may be reminded of a forest scene where deer are grazing. We can link the written word to our mental image or idea of deer — this is the first step in our reading process, and without it, we would be left with the knowledge of a word without any accompanying concept. Because we have such a strong connection between written words and their corresponding mental images and ideas, it makes sense that reading aloud can teach us how to make those connections more easily.

in like a lion out like a lamb read aloud
in like a lion out like a lamb read aloud