1. Do you really stammer?
- While in the shower (or anywhere private) whisper or say to yourself for some days - I stammer. Yes, I stammer. And this is fine...
- When you are comfortable with the above, say that or something similar to your pet (dog, cat, bird, lizard or mamba!) or a child - You know, sometimes, I feel totally stuck; I can't say my own name..
- Now say the same thing, after some days, to your nearest relative or friend (wife, mother, friend- but not to your boss yet!)- You know, sometimes, I get totally stuck; can't say the simplest things..
If they ask a question, answer it briefly and objectively without excitement.
- After you are comfortable with the above steps, try doing the same with a colleague, a chance acquaintance, someone sitting next to you in a bus. Make sure that you sound casual and that the occasion is appropriate, that the other person is not in a big rush. Having said it, make a note of their reaction. Was it different from what you expected?