Effective Public Speaking
Why learning the art of public speaking is more important than you think
The first schools of public speaking opened in Greece in the 6th Century. Since that time, it has been an integral piece of the educational puzzle for students in nearly ever corner of the globe - one that provides us an edge no other skill can.
While most of us will agree that the ability to speak effectively is important, few of us really understand the value of formal training in the art of public discourse. Because we use speech as our primary means of communication, we often take it for granted. Speaking is immediate; and because of that immediacy the urge to speak before thinking can undermine our attempts to make ourselves understood. The benefits to formal training in public speaking include:
You have the right and the obligation to contribute to your society, to teach others what you already know, to voice your opinions and to share your unique perspective. Finding your own voice allows you the visibility you need to succeed in your chosen field. No one ever became famous or made a real difference in this world by allowing themselves to remain invisible. You have incredible ideas and so much to offer - but if you let those incredible ideas wither on the vine, no one will ever know how valuable you really are!
Fortunately, obtaining excellent training in public speaking is far easier than you might think. You don't have to spend a fortune, and you don't have to enroll in a college course that requires commuting several days a week or planning your entire life around a complicated syllabus. Sign up for our free 7-day email course and head on over to your nearest Toastmasters club and start practicing.
The key to success is only a few clicks away. Become a powerful speaker and open the door to the rest of your life.
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