What is Public Speaking About? To the Stage and Beyond
We usually share public speaking tips or communication techniques that you can apply to your relevant settings. This often presupposes that the reader is aware of what public speaking entails. However, in our classes and training programmes, we often encounter questions or discussions on the role of public speaking training as an educational tool.
As creators of public speaking programmes, it may not be a surprise for us to vouch for the value of such training. However, such programmes should not be taken as a guarantee of success! Public speaking is still a fluid concept, and the experience differs from one individual to another. This is why we often start by inviting our learners to appreciate the rationale and methodology of public speaking training.
Today, instead of tips and techniques, let us explore how public speaking training is a practical and fruitful experience for your day-to-day!
A Platform to Expand Your Two Feet to the World
At Public Speaking Academy, we believe every learner and communicator has a unique story. Often, people do not take note of us because of our reluctance to speak up, take the stage, and share more about ourselves. As a starting point, public speaking programmes aim to build that confidence so that your default is to have confidence in the spotlight. You can expand your circle of influence, whether it is a conversation, discussion, or presentation.
From this starting point, public speaking programmes are powerful spaces to tease out the experiences, learning points, or insights we tend to keep inside. In the ‘real-word’ stage, the pressure of being in the spotlight often distracts us from authentic sharing. Instead, when you attend a public speaking/communication programme, you can enjoy a safe and constructive space to practice the sharing process. The more comfortable you get, the more likely you are to start sharing your world with others!
An Inescapable Skill?
You may have seen similar advertisements about public speaking programmes making bold claims about how indispensable public speaking is. While that may not always be the case (as with soft skills), we believe that public speaking or communication skills underlie the key daily interactions, be it at work or home. The key objective is to ensure that our ideas are communicated clearly and effectively.
We prefer to think of public speaking as an “inescapable” skill. While various skills are equal to or more important than public speaking, it remains one of the core areas one should consider honing or improving. The mentality is not the ‘learn’ or master a new skill. Rather, learners are reminded of the existing habits that they are already applying, elevating these habits into conscious, controllable speaking traits!
To Inspire, Lead, and Motivate
A quick scan of leadership or business trends will reveal underlying skill sets that form under the umbrella of public speaking or communication. These are skills that leaders around us use to great effect, having nurtured purposeful control over their communication skills. This is not limited to leaders in formal roles – this may even apply to those looking to showcase leadership potential.
For us, communication skills form a core part of a leader’s identity. A compassionate leader will know how to accurately choose their words and actions to reflect that. Similarly, an inspirational communicator or speaker can combine a suite of body language and vocal variety elements to achieve the inspirational effect. Other ancillary skills such as persuasion, argumentation, or even conflict resolution also draw their roots from public speaking techniques!
Time to Step Up!
Today’s journey was about re-visiting the rationale behind the public speaking training programmes you are attending (or planning to attend). Understanding this starting point is a powerful way to reframe our learning mindset. More importantly, it helps us set the frame of application for when we need to apply the communication techniques gained. When you step into your next public speaking class, run through these points as a reminder before you step onto the stage!
WATCH: “5 Ways To Be A Better Public Speaker (CNN Interview) – by our founder, Darren Tay, first Singaporean World Champion of Public Speaking”
If you want to take your speaking skills to the next level…
If you are keen to take your public speaking skills & presentation skills (either business/corporate presentation / kids in-class presentation) to the next level so that you may communicate and deliver speeches with greater flair and charisma, feel free to check out our public speaking/ presentation skills course for adults and public speaking course for children below!
For more about our (weekly group classes) Public Speaking/ Presentation Skills Course for Adults :
If you are looking for a 2-day intensive public speaking/ presentation skills course for adults instead (for our adult learners who can’t do weekends), learn more about our presentation skills training course here: https://www.publicspeakingacademy.com.sg/presentation-skills-training-course-by-world-champion/
If you are looking for Public Speaking/ Presentation Courses for Kids / Children:
If you are a human resources manager/ business owner in your company…
We want to help you bring out the best in your team, organization, and company. Public speaking and communication skills for the workplace, such as persuasion, remain a priority for most corporate training out there. We believe in staying ahead of the curve in sharing the contemporary communication skills to help you and your team remain relevant, competitive and nimble. Through our customized corporate training programmes, your team will benefit from an in-depth, hands-on, and potential-maximising public speaking & presentation skills training programme!
Feel free to reach out to us to curate your own public speaking corporate training programme for your team, company, or organization! Let us help you develop them into highly effective public speakers at work, empowered with effective presentation skills & storytelling skills – them giving speeches with charisma, influence and impact is something you can look forward to!
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