Last post we discussed one of the two most lucrative skillsets to manifest prosperity: persuasive writing. Today let’s explore the importance of the second skillset: public speaking.
As I stated in the original post, you don’t need to be able to deliver a showbiz level keynote speech to an arena with 10,000 people. (Although it’s deliciously fun if you can.) But you do need the ability to stand in front of a group of other humans – and make a compelling case for something you believe in. If you can’t, you’re at a severe disadvantage whether you’re an employee or entrepreneur.
I’ve seen dynamic powerful CEOs lose all credibility because they couldn’t talk along with a PowerPoint presentation in a boardroom with ten people. I work a lot with companies in the direct selling business. When the president, founder or CEO can rock the stage at the annual distributor convention – they have a much greater chance of inspiring people into action. Even if you’re just serving on a jury, a committee at work, or volunteering with a political campaign or charity – the ability to present your thoughts in a compelling, convincing way will add immensely to your ability to manifest prosperity.
Speaking is a skillset and anyone can learn it. It involves using tools and techniques like pace, pauses, humor and storytelling. You want to be able to convey information in a way that best allows people to process it. And if you can then be able to call them into action – you truly become one of the people who can change the world.
How proficient are you in this area? What are you doing to get better? If you’re just beginning, look for a local Toastmasters chapter you can join. If you’re ready to become world-class, check out my Speakers School, happening this weekend in Miami.
Persuasive writing and public speaking can allow you to advance your career and increase your prosperity. They’ll also give you the opportunity to make a difference for others. And in the next post, I’m going to get in your face – and tell you why I believe that is your sacred responsibility!
P.S. Here's my speaker demo video. I need to update it, but I thought some of you might find it fun to watch.