Public speaking; friend or foe?
Though often given a bad reputation, public speaking is a valuable skill across many walks of life. You may not envision giving a TED talk anytime soon but what about a 21st speech or delivering a presentation for uni? What about speaking in an interview? or a club event? or even presenting your PHD? The possibilities when the need for public speaking may arise are endless. Are you ready?
If you’re unsure, we recommend Orai‘s basic lessons as a starting point. Give it a go and see how you get on.
Still keen post lockdown? There is a renowned organisation in New Zealand called Toastmasters New Zealand. TM’s goal is to build confidence by learning public speaking, impromptu speaking, using gestures, body language, voice and presentation. Generally, there is at least one gathering per week. Have a looksy!