Want a leg up professionally? Need a career boost? Become a better public speaker.
I can hear the collective response: Ohhh, ugh, groan. Not public speaking. Yawn. That’s lame. Give me career advice I can use. Maybe more school or certifications. I hate public speaking.
And that’s a big reason why it’s such a powerful skill. So many people hate and fear public speaking that even a mediocre speaker really stands out.
Why public speaking?
It’s valuable in all fields and every position I can think of. Any position that involves speaking to another human benefits from better communication.
I have met leaders from numerous countries and cultures and cannot think of a single one who wasn’t an adequate public speaker. Speaking and communication skills are crucial to being an effective leader.
Your skills get noticed much more quickly. Who does leadership remember: the talented wallflower or the talented person…
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