It has been years already since public speaking turned into a full-time job for some people. It is not anymore just a tool for politicians or teachers to reach out to their audience. Public speaking is about expressing your ideas in such a manner that the ones who listen comprehend the message the way you want to. To an extent, you can consider being public speaking any conversation you have with more than one person. Basically, you hold a speech every single day of your life. Let’s see how public speaking can help you in your everyday life.
Hint: at the end of the article you will find a bonus!
Improve your career by using public speaking
Unless you are a lonely freelancer you are probably working in a team. A team with whom you interact almost every day. Being able to have a good speech can boost your career. You can convince them of something, get out of an unpleasant situation, win a project or just pass along information to your colleagues in a way that everyone understands it. We like it or not, communication is the main ability you need to have at work. You can be the best technical guy in the company, but if you don’t know how to explain what you do, the value you bring is cut in half.
Improve your relationships by using public speaking
Whether you are thinking about the relationships with your family, friends, neighbors or coworkers, public speaking can help you improve them. Just imagine having to convince your spouse of something. The kids are also rallying up against you. That is not the best position to be in. You can avoid a huge fight by having a well-prepared speech with arguments and an action plan.
Improve your social life by using public speaking
Everyone loves a person who is open, who talks and express himself in a pleasant manner. If you go out with your friends and stay all by yourself in a corner, without saying anything, you will end up having no friends. This might be related to some anxiety issues, the same anxiety that causes the fear of speaking in public.
Improve your health by using public speaking
Have a look below to see how you can be more healthy by speaking in public.
Check below a few methods to improve your public speaking abilities:
- Record your speech and listen to it. Your own feedback is one of the best feedbacks you can get.
- Practice on your friends and family. If you have a big speech to make or an important argument you need to win at work try it on your friends and family and ask for their opinion.
- Do some exercises, go to the gym or make some jogging before an important speech. The lapse moments, sweaty hands or shaky voice are caused by a substance called “cortisol”, commonly called “the hormone stress”. You can burn this hormone before an important speech by doing an intense physical activity. As a result, you will be calm and focused on what you need to say on the stage and also you will be more healthy.
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