Public speaking skills aren’t only required for those who spend their lives delivering speeches on stage. Even if a career in public speaking career isn’t your goal, there are still plenty of reasons why improving your speaking and presentation skills is important.
BRIAN STACY: Hello. I’m Brian Tracy and today I want to talk to you about why you would need to improve your public speaking skills. If you’re looking to dramatically improve your leadership abilities learn how to persuade others and be an important player in every conversation.
Polishing your public speaking skills is an excellent place to start public speaking skills are only required for those who spend their lives delivering speeches on the stage like me even if a career in public speaking isn’t your goal.
There are still plenty of reasons why public speaking and presentation skills are important. Today we’re going to cover why you need to improve your public speaking skills and how a public speaking class can help you to achieve your goals first improving your public speaking skills can help advance your career.
Being an effective communicator makes you a better leader negotiator interview, interview week and more. The skills you learn over the course of a public speaking class can be applied to an incredibly wide number of scenarios. Whether you are attending a job interview?
Delivering a presentation at work presented Ted talk or anything in between. Be a better communicator and public speaker is something that will be incredibly valuable to you throughout your life by the way we joke in the professional speaking industry that when you can speak well on your feet people think that you are more intelligent than you actually are they also think you’re more confident you’re more skilled you are more capable.
They will open doors for you, open opportunities for you it’s the most amazing darn thing. It’s called the halo effect. You speak well and slowly any speaking situation like a halo that people think you must be good at everything else you do as well.
Communicating effectively doesn’t only help you in your professional life so they can also help you in your personal life as well. From making a good impression of the social gathering to giving a great speech at a wedding reception the value of being an excellent communicator cannot be understated.
By the way 3 of my children I have grown up and got married two of them and at home and in a nearby hotel and I of course is the father of the bride and a public speaker I gave the talk and I planed and planned that planned it so the talk was the high point of the entire wedding.
And today, few years later they still talk about that and what a difference it made in their wedding and their marriage for the rest of their lives. My third child a son got married by himself a very independent person but giving a great speech at a wedding.
Something people remember all their lives. The reason public speaking and presentation skills are so crucial. It’s because public speaking is a skill that applies to almost. Every aspect of life when you plan well. And give a good talk, your self confidence expand sort of like it wants to everything else that want you do. If you are better competent you have more energy and so into everything when you give a good time. In addition to becoming a better communicator improving your public speaking skills can actually help you to overcome the fear and anxiety that comes from speaking in front of others.
Of course this isn’t always all that easy to do which is one of the first challenges we tackle in my public speaking class is how to move past a fear of public speaking in a way that is healthy simple and effective. The truth of the matter is that the more you practice public speaking the more natural it will become free you.
If you are hesitant to take a public speaking class due to fear and anxiety fear not. You certainly won’t be the only one in the class dealing with this challenge and it’s a challenge we’ll work to get past together. I have spoken to more than 2 million sales people in life public audiences all over the world and one of the recommendations I give them is to learn how to get a good public talk the reason.
I found is that if you are good. At speaking in front of a group your confidence in selling goes through the roof. Most people’s income in selling is determined by their level of confidence if they’re afraid to make calls if they’re afraid to try to get appointments they’re afraid to close the sale.
As I have been throughout my career and they hold back and they hold back but if you take a public speaking class your confidence in calling on customers and presenting and closing the sale just goes through the roof it’s the most amazing thing if you’re in sales learn how to speak publicly is the fastest way to double and triple your income.
Trust me. I’ve been doing this for 40, 50 years. And it really works and it works for everybody and it works all the time. Enhancing your public speaking skills by the way can also help you to develop leadership skills. In many ways being a good public speaker is a precursor, to being a good leader.
Being an effective leader after all is all about commanding. The attention and respect of others when you leave and given that most leadership is verbal commanding attention and respect requires you to be an effective speaker.
I studied military leadership throughout the ages and many years ago and there’s no electrical speaking in requirement. Leader would write out on a horse. And the army would be ready to attack. And the leader would go from place to place where there was enough people that they get here anyway give the same speech to motivate them to attack he would talk about how we are going to be victorious.
And that we will win this battle. And that you are the best as soldiers in the world and that these people that were attacking our weekend of no value at all and he would go by from section to section the whole army and give the same speech so that when the start of the battle these people were motivated and ready to act again and achieved great victories. When an amazing thing so in addition when you have polished speaking skills it becomes easier for you to project confidence the example that I just use remember in a battle they want to know that their.
Leader is confident. Of victory when you have confidence when you’re working with your people they are happy because they feel that you believe we’re going to be successful being genuinely relaxed when speaking to others is largely something that you develop over time rather than something that you learn in a few minutes.
What can be learned though is how to project confidence in a good public speaking class you will have the opportunity to develop real confidence through tested techniques and practice finally when you have strong public speaking skills you are able to exude authority in your nature.
People who are challenging public speakers are automatically seen as people who are in a position of authority and being seen as someone who is an authority figure can often go a long way to helping you meet a wide range of professional goals. If you would like to position yourself as an authority in your field becoming an effective public speaker is the best place to start.
Regardless of your career or your personal goals being a better communicator we’ll give you a whole new set of advantages and abilities that you can use to further your objectives. And taking a quality public speaking class is by far one of the best ways to quickly improve your communication skills.
Let me tell you a quick story I had a woman come through our course to work for the IRS in Washington and she paid the entire cost of the course plus traveling from Washington to San Diego and she went through the course and we taught her what to do and what to say before and when she opened the course at closing the speech.
And when she got back her boss asked her what she done she said she just enjoys public speaking course he said will great he said I need someone to give this speech to 3 hundred IRS executives next week well you do it for me. And she was really, really nervous she said but she knows how to prepare and deliver a speech answers she said, yes. I will do it.
And so she prepared and prepared and prepared and this was her first public speech she got up and she followed the process which you will learn and at the end she got a standing ovation from 300 hundred government employees. She said she had never had anything like that in her whole life.
So if you have enjoyed this little talk what one action are you willing to take immediately to apply but we just talked about what one thing you going to do differently. What are you going to do more or lesser of in the future based on this video.
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