Public Speaking Builds Self-Confidence

Why Public Speaking Skills Are Important Even If You Are Not A Public Speaker


The last couple weeks, I have posted about public speaking. Several readers have asked why I am talking about this, when most of my readers (they assume) are not public speakers.

That’s a great question!

I probably should have led my short series on public speaking with an explanation as to why that is important information to learn – even if you are not a public speaker.

So…here goes:

Public speaking is not just something you might have to do for work or for people in positions of leadership. Learning to talk to others in public forums is an essential life skill that everyone should master.

Learning to speak publicly can not only benefit your career in many ways, but it also has tremendous advantages for your personal growth and development. Here are just a few of the many reasons why it will greatly benefit you if you start improving your public speaking skills today.

1. You Will Improve Your Confidence

When you learn to speak publicly, you can tremendously increase your self-confidence. Mastering public speaking skills can help you feel more prepared and able to share your thoughts and ideas with others, no matter the venue or size of the crowd. This greatly boosts self-confidence.

Communication skills are vital today, and learning to confidently speak, and effectively share a message, in front of others will help you feel good about yourself, which carries over into all aspects of your life.

2. You Can Make a Difference or a Change

Being able to share ideas and knowledge with other people is vital to influencing thoughts or generating interest about an important topic. When you have effective public speaking skills, you can help people understand critical issues in your community, address problems that are of concern to you, or share ideas that could improve your life and the lives of others.

Being a good public speaker makes you a thought leader, which can help you make important and necessary changes.

3. You Will Feel More Comfortable in Social Situations

Public speaking skills are transferrable to all types of situations where you need to communicate with others, including professional and social opportunities. When you feel confident speaking in front of a crowd, you will feel more comfortable speaking up at work meetings, enjoying a party with new people, and trying out new opportunities in your local community.

The confidence you gain from public speaking translates into being able to communicate with all types of people in all level of situations, which helps you feel more at ease, no matter where you are or what you are talking about.

4. You Can Become a Leader

Good leadership is built on effective communication skills, so learning to be a better public speaker puts you in a better position to achieve a leadership role, as well. No one follows someone who can’t adequately articulate their vision or ideas, and public speaking teaches you how to craft a message and deliver it so that audiences will hear and engage.

These skills can help you become a leader at work, in your community, or wherever you want to lead others in your life.

5. You Will Grow and Develop Your Skills

Talking with others about your knowledge and skills helps not only your listeners, but you, too. Teaching enables you to hone and solidify your understanding and knowledge, which helps you grow. Public speaking is also a sure way to help you improve skills that will help you in your job, allow you to become a better sales person or leader, or even just gain self-confidence.

In short, learning to speak in public helps you grow in many personal and professional ways that will benefit you for many years to come.

If you are ready to start developing your public speaking skills, you can start today:

  • Watch videos of effective speakers to learn from the best.
  • Find a local community group you support, and find ways to share their message in public forums.
  • Ask your boss if you can present an idea to your team.
  • Speak up at a local event or party.

Whatever you want to talk about, learning to share with others is a fantastic way to improve your skills and develop your expertise.

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