It’s December 31st. The last day of the decade and time to set goals for the new year. Here’s why becoming a better public speaker should be one of your goals.
“Public speaking” isn’t just appearing on stage, or on television. It is, literally, speaking anywhere in public. That includes: panels, speeches, networking events, TV interviews, social media videos, job interviews, and more. When you think about it like that, you realize how valuable being a confident, dynamic public speaker can be. Having effective public speaking skills will change your life immeasurably, personally and professionally. You’ll no longer dread (or even avoid) those situations. You’ll instead relish them and actively seek them out.
Professionally: if you’re starting a business, set a goal of giving a speech in 2020 or appearing on television to promote that business. Those goals are highly attainable; trust me, I’m a TV host and have interviewed hundreds of business owners.
Personally: if you’re shy and don’t enjoy conversations, set a goal of feeling more comfortable in social situations. Through active listening, asking open-ended questions, and practicing your talking points you can absolutely become a poised and polished public speaker.
Improving your speaking skill set is easier than you think. And in the new year, it’s yours for the taking. So, go get it!
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