There, I’ve said it. Anyone Can Be A Good Public Speaker.
Some are naturals who take to it like ducks to water but the majority of us are terrified by the thought of having to speak in public.
According to most studies, people’s number one fear is public speaking. Number two is death. Death is number two. Does that sound right? This means to the average person, if you go to a funeral, you’re better off in the casket than doing the eulogy.”
Despite what Jerry Seinfeld said, public speaking is something we are all capable of. In fact, everyday of our lives we engage in public speaking, ordering a sandwich, buying a train ticket, talking about “the big game’ over a coffee, chatting with work colleagues.
That all qualifies as public speaking, although it is a matter of scale.
Talking one-on-one is less intimidating than an audience of 250,
However the principles are the same. Know your audience, know your subject, make in personal, and leave them wanting more.
The benefits of being a good public speaker manifest themselves in all areas of your life.
Obviously on the work front the ability to stand up in front of colleagues and clients and outline the companies philosophies and attributes will put you at the head of the promotional queue.
Going through your personal life there are many times you may need to say a few words. At your 18th, 21st birthdays. Engagement parties, weddings, major anniversaries.
If you get a reputation as someone who can speak on their feet the word will spread and you will be much sought after.
That doesn’t go unnoticed in the professional world.
Type “public speaking” into Google and you’ll get plenty of free advice and most of it you can use to practice and hone your public speaking skills. You’ll be amazed at how you can improve and gain confidence by practicing in front of a mirror.
However, if you think you need some one-on-one professional help contact me at Good Innings Media.
Anyone can become a good public speaker, some will go on to be great.
– Graeme Goodings