Why is public speaking important?
To answer this question, let's look at the definition of public speaking first.
Public speaking is the skill of:
conveying a message effectively to a group of people
in a number of everyday situations
depending of the purpose or intention of your speech.
Public speaking is such an integral part of our lives.
Many people believe that public speaking is the arena for professional speakers only - yet the skill of being able to speak in public touches our lives more often than you think.
Not everyone is a "born speaker". However it is very important that everyone nurtures and develops this very important life skill.
Simply put, public speaking is:
Effective public speaking encompasses:
engaging your audience and
speaking knowledgeably to convey your informative, educational or entertaining message
A great public speaker:
approaches speaking in public positively - minimizing normal speaking nerves
has faith in themselves and the importance of their message
engages the audience and keeps their attention
influences the audience according to the intended purpose of their speech
makes the audience feel worthy and valued
The ability to speak in public is a life skill that can and should be developed.
Here's wishing you many happy public speaking engagements.