If you suffer, you are not alone, it has been estimated that 75% of all people experience some degree of anxiety or nervousness when it comes to presentations or public speaking.
The billionaire philanthropist Warren Buffett famously suffered. He attended a course to overcome his fear, and proudly displayed the certificate in his office.
Buffett has since made the point that mastering the art of public speaking is the single greatest skill to boost your career.
According to TED curator Chris Anderson, public speaking matters more than ever. In his book ‘TED talks’ Anderson writes:
"As a leader--or as an advocate--public speaking is the key to unlocking empathy, stirring excitement, sharing knowledge and insights, and promoting a shared dream."
Isn't that what you're trying to accomplish as an entrepreneur pitching an idea or a small-business owner pitching a potential customer?
Your goal is to create empathy, a bond of trust between you and your listener. Your goal is to stir excitement, share knowledge, and promote a shared dream. Effective public speaking is the one skill that can help you achieve all of these results.
HR, Leadership & Development (L&D) and talent developers all recognise that closing skills gaps and professional learning are vital.
Presentation skills or pitching is one of the most important skills in business.
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