A big part of being a success in a company is public speaking. If you want to climb the career ladder, gain some experience and a managerial position, you need to be confident standing up in front of people and talking. Your dreams to be the boss in your own company won’t come to fruition if you struggle to talk to your people in a way that motivates, inspires and gets them to think ahead. Becoming a fearless speaker means being passionate about what you are talking about, and if you cannot muster up that passion then you won’t be confident about what you are saying.
Words are powerful, probably the most powerful tools that a leader has. You inspire with words and you push people to be better. The problem lies in an inability to muster the courage and the strength to stand up and speak out. Gaining that confidence takes a willingness to pour some time into your own personal development. Taking acting classes from a proper acting coach, for example, is a great way to learn how to be confident. It’s not something that comes naturally to everyone, which means you have to learn how to do it in the same way that you would learn everything else. Public speaking is a skill and it’s not a skill that everyone possesses. If it was, there would be no need for ways to learn how to do it. You have to be able to visualise yourself speaking loudly and proudly to complete strangers, and if you can visualise it, you can make it a reality.
While you are thinking about standing up and speaking, you have to be able to think about the success that you would have by presenting your points with confidence. Think about who you benefit by being able to stand up and speak loudly about something you are passionate about. Is it the people you are speaking to or is it yourself? You need to slay those inner demons telling you that you cannot do it and put them to rest with your new juicy persona. Sometimes, taking on a character rather than being yourself is the way to get your public speaking voice across to others. It isn’t necessarily about putting on an act, but confident public speaking needs you to be fearless. If you aren’t fearless naturally, then you need to fake it until you make it! Memorable speakers that you may know of have a certainty, an air about the that says that they are sure of themselves and know what they are doing. Half the time, the public speakers that you have seen are just as terrified as you are!
The key? They can fake it really well – just like you can. All you need to do is put the time into learning how you can be the best public speaker. You can harness your confidence to enhance your skills and the careers of others, simply by giving them someone to admire: You!
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