My diction is weak. I have a Lisp. As a result I find it hard to pronounce my words properly. What can I do about this, how can I pronounce words properly?
The best thing to do is work with a speech therapist because they have many exercises and a lot of experience. To stop the lisp you will have to get your tongue out of the way. The tongue must not touch the teeth, but rather stay flat in the bottom of the mouth so that the teeth can come together to form the “S” without interference. The VOCAL TUNE-UP CD offered on www.morethanspeaking.com has an entire track on consonants to help with the rest of your diction.