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Why Learn Public Speaking?

I smile when someone says, "I don't need public speaking in my job."

Getting on your feet and speaking to a group of people is a practice in human expression that goes back more than 2500 years. It's in our DNA, not our job description.

And no matter how much we advance in technology, the in-person human being is still the richest, most miraculous "media" we have. To promote understanding, we come with nonverbal and verbal cues, body language, microexpressions, inflection, nuance, and gestures.

Public speaking word map showing words related to public speakingWith this kind of ability, we should practice it and hone it! We practice everything else: sports, musical instruments, singing, dancing—and a thousand other things.

What is Public Speaking?

Is public speaking simply speaking in public? Easy answer, right? Kind of. The public can be large groups or a few people, and public speaking is about practical, genuine, authentic message delivery.

Public speaking is an essential skill that serves you and your audience in many different settings. It is a skill used in professional settings, such as giving a presentation to a group of people, and in personal interactions, such as making an important toast at your best friend’s wedding.

Public speaking can provide many benefits to an individual. These benefits can include developing self-confidence, increasing public awareness of a message, and developing new skills. Additionally, public speaking can lead to opportunities for networking and professional advancement.


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