People are more afraid of public speaking than heights, spiders, drowning, and clowns. Some fear it more than death. Good public speaking skills are good communication skills. Whether you are giving a sales pitch, presenting to your class, taking a job interview, or enjoying a cocktail party, the skills you learn from public speaking will transform your ability to connect with anyone, anywhere. With proper preparation and following tips, you can gain the confidence and skills you need to give a great talk that is worthy of a mic drop.
A speakers goal is to educate, entertain or persuade those in attendance to a particular way of thinking through a skillful array of elements, everything from grabbing their attention from the moment you step out to greet them, hooking their attention early on and maintaining it to the very end where you hope to deliver to a standing ovation that will talk about you for a long time to come. You want event planners to request you, especially if you want to be a paid motivational speaker, but this easily applies to high school and college students who have to give book reports or speaking in nearly any class.
It is a great help to business professionals who have to speak to the entire company, the board, or people you wish to sway to generate donations. For people in the entertainment business, mastering these skills are every bit a part of your life’s blood as is your singing, musical or acting talent to greet your audience, or accept an award.