4 Reasons Public Speaking Is Important To Do

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As the face of Rover-Time, my goal is to bring out the best in pets and their people because happy and healthy companion animals lead to happy and responsible pet parents. And the happier people are in general, the stronger our communities become.

Charlie, Julia, & BillI work to personally connect with my audience through our blog and in our monthly newsletters but when given the opportunity to demonstrate my expertise out in person, I get super excited. I have a speaking engagement coming up in a few days actually. It will be the second time I present on the topic of visiting pets as it relates to multiple dog households and I’m relatively confident all will go as planned.

To psych myself up for what will inevitably be a challenge because I have a shy, introverted side, I created this list of four reasons I should go for it. Here’s why public speaking is important to do:

1. It makes a difference in your life, business, community, and career
Every speaking opportunity is a chance to grow in leadership and influence. Having the opportunity to influence people’s thoughts (remember they’re taking time out of their schedule to listen to your thoughts on the world) put you in a position to create real positive change in people’s lives.

In order for anything important to happen an idea needs to be transferred from one person to many. Public speaking is one of the great ways to get your idea across and make a difference.

2. Anything learned will help in other areas of life
Public speaking improves your communication skills, your leadership skills, your confidence and your ability to read and understand people. There are multiple other skills you will learn when public speaking that can actually boost your performance and fulfillment in other areas of your life.

3. Public speaking allows you to demonstrate your knowledge
A lot of people avoid giving speeches. By standing up and speaking to a crowd you are positioning yourself as an expert in your field and you have a great opportunity to share your knowledge. It also differentiates you from others in your industry.

4. Public speaking improves your own knowledge
One of the best ways to learn is to teach, and public speaking is exactly that… an opportunity to teach. Public speaking is important because it helps you to improve your knowledge. The preparation that goes into a speech and the fact that you have to work out how to communicate to others effectively makes you understand your content that much better.

If you’re interested in hearing my perspectives on working and living with multiple dogs, check out May 3rd’s seminar at CanineLink. Topics we’ll cover that day will include sibling rivalry, adding a pet and selecting a breed, health and safety, and managing visiting pets. It’s a great opportunity to learn more on how to help animals live peacefully together.

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Comments (11)

Angelica

Great article!

Kamila @ Sensual Appeal

Totally. I need to do public speaking in the future, I know this. A bit nerve-wrecking but hey, it's so good for business!

farah

Well done for getting out there and speaking up! If you are knowledgeable about your subject, are speaking to the right audience, and have something of value to offer, then it's a fantastic way to extend your reach and grow your business. Good luck!

Susan

Love this list! I'm a super introvert too. I just put out my first video to the world and that was scary enough! haha Kudos to you for pushing yourself outside of your comfort zone! That is where the magic happens... :)

Sarah Koszyk

Great article! Public speaking is always scary...but a must in many industries. So easy to relate to! Thanks for sharing!

Hunter Yoga (@HunterCYoga)

Good tips! I'm working up the nerve right now and your post is a much-needed boost - thanks!

Jennifer Kennedy

Yay! Good luck on your speaking engagement! I'm sure it's going to be a fun learning experience. I joined Toastmasters a few years back in order to work on improving my public speaking. It's totally done wonders! Thanks for sharing your tips!

Ella | The Office Escape

Public speaking really gives flexible and neat results after mastering it. It helps someone carry or present himself/herself in front of the public sharing and expressing his/her thoughts according to his/her own world of definitions. It is an awesome skill to practice. Awesome post! Thanks for this!

Krystal Bernier

These are all valid points. I avoided public speaking like the plague, but know that in my industry (health and wellness) it is necessary. I now have a teaching contract at my local Canadian School of Natural Nutrition which forces me to step in front of an audience. I learn tons and it really does boost my confidence. I plan to get out there and speak more in the fall.

Kara

Great reminders!

Helene

Love this. I've not yet had the opportunity for public speaking...but nor am I seeking it out. I can see that it's a necessary hurdle to jump on my horizon. Thanks for this.

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