The importance of consistently showing up as a public speaker
Last week I was honored to be speaking at the Small Business Leadership Conference in Orlando Florida where I shared my insights into The 6 Cs of Effective Storytelling. It was one of the first opportunities I’d had to speak in a room full of delegates since lockdown. All my other speaking engagements had been held virtually and it was so refreshing to be face-to-face with people.
As it happened, on the very same day, I was sworn in virtually as the Director of Global Outreach of The NSA’s New York City Chapter. I loved the fact that thanks to technology, I could be in two places at once! How reflective of current business environment is that.
Both these significant events got me thinking about how important it is to consistently show up as a public speaker.
You may not always land huge events to speak at but being able to share your knowledge at smaller events to a niche group of people can not only provide a platform to test an important message or story, it also means that more people are hearing about you. You also get to watch other public speakers too and learn from watching them. I always go home with a little nugget to use in the future.
I will never stop learning new skills and techniques as a public speaker. That’s why I frequently attend the National Speaking Association in New York where I can learn from other public speakers and to be appointed as Director of Global Outreach is a real honor so I can help others too.
Each time you speak in a room full of people is a learning. With practice, you will hone your technique and develop your own style. But as with so many other things in life and in work, there’s always room for improvement.
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