The benefits of public speaking
When you learn to feel comfortable speaking publicly you will find you have:
- More confidence
If the ‘old you’ suffered from doubt and anxiety, you’ll find it gradually replaced by a new self image. In this one you’ll see yourself standing tall, talking easily and communicating well. You will feel empowered.
- The ability to easily assume leadership in a group, or to readily talk for yourself.
If you let others do your talking for you in the past or found it hard to express what you wanted to say, that will fade. Not only will you be able to fluently speak your mind but you’ll find yourself doing it for others too.
- Become more definite
In other words, you’ll no longer let things go saying “they don’t matter” when what you really mean is you lack the confidence to state your case clearly.
- Developed your listening, reading and writing skills
Preparing effective speeches involves considering your audience which means listening carefully and sensitively to what they’re saying. You’ll also hone your reading through research, and your writing through wanting to communicate effectively.
- Learned a lot of performance skills in order to make your speech more effective
You’ll have become conscious of timing – when to pause and how long for. You’ll know about vocal variety – how to shift through changes of volume, speech rate and tone. Your articulation will be clearer. As you become more confident you’ll know about mime, using props and story telling. All of these skills enhance your speech.
- Experienced the joy of breaking down cultural and social barriers through knowing what to say and how to say it.
- The pleasure of sharing, motivating, inspiring or helping people to help themselves.
You’ve become a change agent -a powerful conduit for spreading hope.
- Developed your vocabulary and general speech fluency
You’ll know the effect of the words you choose to express your message and you’ll also know they need to be different for different audiences to hear or receive them the way you want them to. As well as having a flexible vocabulary, you’ll no longer “um” and “ah” or use any of the fillers we commonly hear in everyday conversation indicating that the speaker may be unsure about what they’re saying or anxious about saying anything at all.
- Become more conscious of your personal potential
Minus public speaking fear you will aim higher whereas before you may have settled for much less.
- Become more conscious or responsible for the effect you have on others
You will know your words are powerful and you will be more careful about what you say and how you say it.
- No fear of impromptu or spontaneous speaking challenges
When called upon to say a few words at a moment’s notice your heart will not pound. Instead you’ll find yourself graciously accepting the opportunity given and speaking fluently.
- Increased your social network considerably
Putting yourself forward makes it easier for you to meet others. You’ll find people want to talk to you – your spirit of “can-do” is attractive, energizing. You will draw people to you.
- Become a role model for younger people
- Increased or opened up opportunities for career advancement
People who can communicate well are always respected &wanted in any profession.
Personal Benefits of Public Speaking
In our relationships, just as in professional world – public speaking/communication skills reign supreme. We use them every day to convey a message, attempt to persuade, or even effectively listen. Without effective speaking skills our interpersonal relationships face unnecessary challenges. You will find that all of the skills we learn yield benefits far beyond the places you ever imagined. Most importantly, you will find them of tremendous value your interpersonal relationships. You’ll have a deeper sense of how to effectively convey a message to friend, family or loved one. A skill more than worth its weight in gold.
Professional Benefits of Public Speaking
For a moment, think of any professional setting where you might have to lead or persuade. Would effective communication skills help? Public speaking gives you these fundamental communication skills for delivering as a speaker but it goes well beyond those powerful benefits. Whether before a small group of board-members or a group of 1000’s mastering these skills will outfit you for communication success. Examples of individuals that succeed in speaking, communication and leadership abound. The one commonality of them all is they are effective communicators and excellent public speakers. Public speaking can be a critical catalyst to your professional career trajectory.
Mastering public speaking is a singular sound investment in yourself. It will spur your personal and professional growth to whatever end you can image. So dream. Public speaking mastery will be a fundamental skill that brings your dream to fruition. Whenever you are ready, we are here for your public speaking success. Join us for (1 on 1 training), executive speech coaching, one day public speaking bootcamps, advanced public speaking bootcamps and public speaking seminars for corporations & groups of any size. Until then, drop us a comment below or join our newsletter for more updates on public speaking and leadership.