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5 reasons you need to become a better speaker

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Practice makes perfect! The only way to improve in any skill is through practice. Reading and watching other people do something is not practice. It can only be helpful if you apply what you learn and practice it. In the current society, communication is important since it allows us to form strong connections and motivate change. To be the best, you need to master the basic communication skills and public speaking is one of the most dreaded forms of communication yet very important.

Fear of public speaking is the number one fear across the globe. But to succeed in the diverse world that is growing increasingly fast, you need to be a decent public speaker. Having the courage to speak in front of people and do it well is a helpful career skill. It doesn’t matter whether you are employed or looking for a job, whether you are a business owner or a startup, knowing how to arrange your thoughts chronologically to your fellow humans is an important component of success.  Here are five reasons why you need to be a better speaker in 2017.

1. Boost self-confidence

If you engage in a lot of public speaking, you will become good at it. It helps to increase your self-confidence drastically. We live in a vibrant society that requires you to be equipped with ultimate public speaking skills always. We gain a lot of self-esteem and self-worth by our perceptions of how others think about us.

By doing public speaking, you increase your self-esteem and improve your communication with other people. It makes you more confident when you are around people and increases your skills at reading other people reactions towards your message. It simply means that you can connect with people in a conversation and understand what they are thinking and make them think and feel how you want them to feel.

2. Improve your skills

Most people will avoid getting in front of a crowd of people to give a speech. Speaking to a crowd shows that you’re an expert in what you do and you have a chance to share what you know.

Public speaking is a good training ground if you want to improve your communication and leadership skills. It is a perfect way to learn what people want to use this understanding to say what you want them to hear. Similarly, you will learn multiple skills through public speaking to boost your performance in communication.

The amount of preparation that goes into preparing a speech and the fact that you learn how to communicate with others is a good opportunity to understand your content better.

3. Generate sales leads

For business owners or career professionals, public speaking is the best way to generate new leads that turn into sales. The first step is to understand how to put your message across to other people taking into considerations the way they may react towards what you say. It can either put them off or make them one of the potential customers.

Similarly, public speaking skills are important in the career world. If you are looking for a better job, the way you present yourself at the job interview will determine if you are eligible for that high paying job. So, master the art of public speaking and start enjoying great opportunities.

4. Enhance your credibility

Making the decision to move past your fear and stand up for the challenge of speaking in front of groups gives you a unique element that is rare in most people: credibility. As silly as it may sound, credibility is essential in human relations. People are intrigued by someone who is sharply dressed and presents on a topic that interests them.

Richard Cobden says, “For every credibility gap, there is a gullibility gap.” This means that credibility cures gullibility.  If you master the secret in public speaking, you will develop a positive attitude toward solving everyday problems. Did I mention that you will connect with more people?

5. Improves your personal brand

Making a successful presentation and it turns out exactly as you wanted is one of the most wonderful feelings any person can have. Actually, it’s a million dollar feeling. The presentation may have lasted 30 minutes or even less, but you can’t help it but feel good about yourself and the presentation in general. If you are having a lousy week, perhaps public speaking may be one of the activities you can engage in to share with other people and feel relieved.

On the other hand, public speaking allows to listen to other people experiences and create an inspirational story to share with your audience. Speaking to the public more often truly boosts your self-esteem and confidence to engage more in public speaking.

Public speaking should not seem like something that is beyond your reach. In fact, if you desire to increase your influence in 2017, use these tips to better your public speaking skills. People want to be associated with leaders who can inspire them and communicate their ideas effectively. You never know you might that person if you start working on your public speaking skills today.

About Eva Wislow

Eva Wislow is a career coach at Careers Booster. She loves to help people challenge themselves and achieve their most ambitious career and life goals. Eva finds her inspiration in writing and peace of mind through yoga. Connect with her on Twitter.

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