Public Speaking refers to the art of communicating with a large audience. Public speaking absolutely plays a significant role in one’s career.
Now we discuss here the role of public speaking in career growth :
Being a public speaker indeed makes you a famous face in your organization.
Let us go through two situations :
Ram worked really hard and never believed in bunking office. He was an introvert who continue glued to his computer most of the times and comparatively associated with his fellow workers or participated in extracurricular activities. He did meet his targets but never really bothered to attend office parties or address his juniors. Very few people knew Tom and his Bosses rarely spoke to him.
Sham, on the other hand, did not work as hard as Ram but always stayed in the limelight. He willingly participated in seminars, conferences and was an excellent speaker. He had excellent communication skills and made best possible utilize of the same. In no time, he became extremely popular in the office and everyone knew him by his name. Though he did miss his targets sometime, but he was always in his superior’s good books.
Who do you think was more successful?
Obviously Sham. Sham in a very short span of time became the team leader and got excellent perks and benefits. Ram suffered as nobody not even his Bosses knew that he was indeed a diligent worker.
When you address, say hundred people together on a natural platform, people begin to observe you and acknowledging your talent. When you do something apart from your routine work not only your assistant but also superiors notice you rapidly. You climb the success ladder speedily if you are a familiar face among the management. Public speaking helps you acquire confidence – a must for each professional. It helps you get rid of fear, nervousness and you start believing in yourself.
Public speaking instill the habit of reading in individuals which goes a long style in apprise them with the latest developments in their respective fields. One has to meticulously arrange notes/bullet points for the presentations and thus knows what is happening around. Professionals develop the habit of surfing instructive websites and as a result come across various effective things which is not the case when people stick to the nine to five routine job.
For an individual to do well professionally, he/she require to communicate effectively. Not everyone is born with effective communication skills but one can absolutely master the same with time and practice. Public speaking plays a essential role in correcting your communication skills. No one can describe the priority of two way communication better than a public speaker. Your communication with your Boss will not yield results unless and until he/she understands what you intend to communicate. Public speaking in true sense makes you an effective communicator- one of most crucial keys to success.
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Public speaking helps you respect deadlines . Trust me, if you learn how to deliver within the provided time frame, nothing can stop you from being successful. You are often assign a time frame and you have to complete your presentation within that time frame. Dragging a presentation unnecessarily is useless. If you are allotted say two hours for your presentation, not only you have to finish with the actual content but also assign some time for question answers.
Public speaking inculcates managerial as well as leadership skills- again two very essential skills in the professional world. It is no easy standing in front of a huge number of people and making them listen to you. You learn how to become a role model for others and how to inspire people to operate according to you.