Thursday, September 24, 2009

9 Minute Stuttering Cure Update!!

Okay, so I put some extra money aside...money I use for "stupid" things or for things I really don't need. In this case, I put aside $37 so I could check out Steve Stanley's 9-minute stuttering cure.

http://www.stopstutteringsecrets.com/

They say a fool and his money are soon parted...and I would normally agree, but since I set this money aside for the express purpose of finding out what this cure was...let's just say I invested in some "research" for the benefit of the curious and inquisitive.

First, the video is not 9 minutes as the page might lead you to believe. The video is 11:23 minutes long and the "magic bullet" technique is not revealed until the very end. The first 9 minutes of the video consists of a slide show accompanied by an audio recording. Presumably, it is Steve himself talking.

Some of the slides have glaring grammatical errors, at least one of which is an incomplete sentence and another is a misuse of a contraction. The slides go through Steve's opinion on why people stutter, stating people stutter because of the state of mind they are in. Throughout the video (slide show) he continually refers to the "magic bullet" technique that he will reveal at the end and even encourages you to not dismiss it because of its simplicity. He also says it will work only if you apply it. Duh.

The magic bullet? Here goes: He tells you to pause the recording and then think of certain words you have trouble speaking without stuttering....and then shout and sing those words out loud at the top of your lungs (his words) for a period of time. At one point he says to do it 100 times. He says to get in your car if you need the privacy to perform this action.

That's it!

He then says that you will be surprised at the result and encourages you to write to him to report on your success. In his latest email (I signed up for email updates) he says that his technique currently enjoys at around an 83% success rate. Given the lack of objective research, I have no idea how he can come up with any sort of reliable or even reasonable statistic.

There you have it, folks. I haven't tried the technique yet for myself...but I intend to. I won't try it now because my housemates might think I'm insane if I start shouting words that begin with the letter L out loud, much less if I begin singing them. I will wait until I'm alone in my car.  I'll make an update when I have tried it.

One last word, he says that he learned the technique from Tony Robbins, the self help guru. If this is true, how does he have the legal right to charge people for it? It's not even his idea. Does Tony Robbins know that this man is peddling his idea for profit? Someone might want to tell him.

UPDATED TO ADD:

So, I did a search online to see if I could find anything about Tony Robbins and this "technique" that Steve Stanley is peddling. I couldn't find much, all I really found was this blog:

http://stopstutteringnow.org/

You'll notice that "Robert" (there is even a picture) bought a domain name that is strikingly similar to Steve Stanley's domain name...and he put it on his blog. Another thing you'll notice is that every one of his posts is about Steve Stanley's "stuttering cure" and that every post was made on April 7, 2009.

Hmmm...could this be Steve Stanley posing as an individual who has been cured?

10 comments:

Matt said...

Sigh, these people. Similar thing is going around called "Kill Your Stutter":

http://www.killyourstutter.com

Check out this thread if you want to get a better understanding of why people do this:

http://forums.digitalpoint.com/showthread.php?t=1406054&page=2#post12546401

Matt said...

And check out Mr. "Life is Good" Steve "Stock Photo" Stanley while you're at it:

http://www.sxc.hu/photo/872844

Matt said...

We stutterers need to be smarter than this. We need to band together in forums. Nobody should buy treatment like this until you've talked about it with other folks. Now that you've paid for it, go post on every stuttering forum you can find before lots of people waste their money!! :) People sense the niche "hungry" stuttering market, and will write anything to take your money. They're heartless, and don't care about us.

Matt said...

This is from killyourstutter.com...

"One can spend over $10,000 or more on speech therapists ... and still not get even a fraction of the real-life results that this can bring. Despite my initial skepticism, I'm quite impressed with what Kill Your Stutter is and is doing for me. I would have never thought!"

- Albert Sheppard
Austin, Texas

This is from growyourpenisfast.com...

"One can spend over $10,000 or more on penis surgeries or pills ... and still not get even a fraction of the real-life results that this can bring. Despite my initial skepticism, I'm quite impressed with what Grow Your Penis Fast is and is doing for me. I would have never thought!"

- Albert Sheppard
Austin, Texas

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He even uses the same stock photo.

Manpreet said...

Hi there,

This is Manpreet.I have visited your site many times.Your content is very nice and to the point.
I can promote your site through my blog.And was wandreing if you could also promote my site by exchanging links. Lets do this for each other So that we can spread the awareness about stammering.

My URL is :-
http://www.manpreetstammers.blogspot.com/

Thanks

Stuttering Stanley said...

Thanks, Matt, I think I will take your advice. I'm going to visit your links.

Manpreet, I have added your blog! Thanks for the comments! :)

yoonhyeok said...

lol Matt that's so true

how ironic hahaa

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anna lee said...

It's is general problem with lot's of people,you should not worry about it.there are lot's of speech therapy and medicine are available in the market you can also fallow them.our your can also order this medicine it online from http://www.naturaltherapyforstuttering.com/

anna lee said...

agree that psychotropic drugs are not a good solution for phobias. I actually tried hypnotherapy in the past and it did help somewhat. I definitely do not want to have to take a pill for the rest of my life.
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