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The Unexpected Skills Learnt From Public Speaking

in collaboration with British Council 
“Public speaking can have significant benefits for your career, side hustles, and personal life — especially if you learn some key techniques.”

When is public speaking useful?

Furthermore, if you are running your hustles, the chances of being equipped with a sales team to carry out pitches would be low.

How well can you pitch?

#1: Increases your self-confidence

Self-confidence is key to success

#2: Improves a range of communication skills

Though the goal might differ, the purpose of presenting to an audience is to convey information. You might sometimes wonder why this can’t simply be done in writing — wouldn’t that be less painful?

Improve your communication skills with public speaking

In learning how to achieve this, you will become adept in the use of persuasion, listening and empathy, effective body language, tone and pacing, and more. It will teach you to present your thoughts clearly and coherently, expanding your vocabulary and reducing your reliance on filler words. Improve your public speaking skills with these 5 basic techniques. Whether you’re on stage, talking to your boss, or reasoning with a teenager, all of this will make you a masterful communicator in your everyday life.

#3: Sharpens your problem-solving skills

In many ways, preparing a presentation is a problem-solving task. Before you start writing it, you will need to identify ‘problems’ and set about addressing them. These include opening and closing your presentation so it lands effectively, understanding your audience’s needs, working within an expected timeframe, and so on.

#4: Expands your subject knowledge

There is nothing like having to speak to an audience to make you brush up on your subject. Committing to a presentation forces you to identify gaps in your knowledge, reinforce what you already know through practice, and write down your ideas. You’ll need to stand back and take an objective view of your content — will it be easily understood? Is there a more interesting angle? Have I left anything out that adds useful context? If there’s an opportunity for a Q&A at the end, embrace it; audience questions will help you to build on your expertise and think from a different perspective.

#5: Helps you to learn calming techniques

Even if you’re anxious about public speaking, try to keep a cool head

Public speaking is a great life skill to hone regardless of age and occupation.

Now, you can master the art of public speaking with these courses.

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With that, you have got the starter kit for effective marketing, from persuasive messaging due to honing public speaking to techniques required to craft a professional video.