Have you ever felt that gut-punching feeling when you’re asked to speak in front of people?
Maybe you felt numb, your stomach sank, your palms were sweating, and your mind was racing wild?
Public speaking shouldn’t make you ill with nervousness. It should be an opportunity to get your point across. Here are our Tampere Toastmasters four reasons why practising public speaking is a good thing:
* Public speaking can change your mindset
Changing your mindset over time from “I can’t do this” to “I can, and I will” will surprise you. Setting small goals within the Pathways help a lot. You push the parameters trying new things. Before you know it, you’ll be confident and easy to go.
* Public speaking creates confidence
Effective communication is not reserved for the loudest voices in the room. Everyone can use communication skills to enhance their life and career. Practising public speaking will bring a sense of control and fulfilment after you deliver a speech, however big or small. You’ll stand taller, be more assured and far more positive.
* Public speaking pushes out your comfort zone
Public speaking helps to push out your comfort zone, and, you know what they say: ‘Life begins at the edge of your comfort zone.’ It starts with a small square, but this square grows and expands when you tiptoe in all directions. Your confidence will grow, and you’ll feel comfortable within a giant square or a circle, wherever you want. You’ll understand more, see things differently, feel more confident and aware of yourself and the world around you.
* Inspire others with public speaking
There are no two brains alike, do you know that? There is only one of you who has your unique combination of experiences and skills. How special is that? We tend to listen and admire others and rarely dare to share our stories.
Dare to think differently! Challenge yourself! Dare to be the best possible you! Dare to inspire!
— Written by Mina Kostova
Vice President of Public Relations