According to Oxford Dictionaries, the definition of speech is “the expression of or the ability to express thoughts and feelings by articulate sounds”, when according to the same source the definition of public speaking is “the action or practice of addressing public gatherings; the making of speeches”.
To most people’s mind, however, public speaking is one of their greatest fears, if not the greatest, as we feel vulnerable when we are exposed to an audience that we do not know, and we are afraid that we are going to be criticised. According to many pieces of research, the fear of speaking in public can be greater than the fear that many people have for spiders or even for death. On top of that, there are many people that have nightmares because of the Q&A sessions when they have to present their own projects.
But why is public speaking such an important skill to obtain and what are the benefits of it?
Public speaking is a skill that can enhance your professional career in many ways. To begin with, getting a job involves convincing a small audience during the interview that you are suitable for a particular position. In addition to that, this skill can lead to sales growth when you are presenting your projects to potential customers as well as to the expansion of your professional network.
But there are also other aspects of everyday life that public speaking can play an important role. Being able to express your mind in a convincing and coherent way makes you able to influence the people around you and handle uncomfortable situations. In this way, your confidence is boosted while at the same time you are a leader that people want to follow.
Last but not least, not being afraid to speak in an audience that you are not familiar with can impressively improve your communication skills so that you overcome the fear of starting a conversation with people who are complete strangers to you.
So, if you are convinced that it is about time to overcome your fear of speaking to a crowd or even to a smaller audience, you can attend one of our public speaking workshops where you are going to learn some transformative tips and tricks that will help you give legendary speeches.
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