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WHY Speak?

Updated: Jan 27

Why Speak?

Why in the world would you want to get up in front of strangers, or for that matter, in front of people you know, and risk embarrassing yourself?

Actually, there are many reasons to speak.

First of all, if you speak in front of a group, people tend to consider you to be an expert on the subject.  Speaking is a great way to put yourself in front of people who have an interest in your subject, and are looking for more information.

Speaking is one way to gain credibility.  The perception is that if someone gives presentations and speaks in front of groups they are an expert.  All things being equal, we rather deal with ‘experts’ – correct?

Also, leaders are expected to be good communicators.  Some are – many are not.

However, if you want to be a leader, speaking and giving presentations is usually part of the job.  If not done well, then a certain amount of credibility is lost.

In any organization, if you are to ‘climb the ladder’, presentations will be part of the job.

Even if you never speak in front of groups, the ability to do so will make your ‘one-on-one’ conversations better.

Additionally, speaking in front of groups and giving presentations gets most of us out of our comfort zones.  When we get our of our comfort zone we make it larger!

You’ll find yourself tackling other activities you might otherwise have passed over had it not been for the successes of ‘Public Speaking’!


Pausing is a key component of presenting.

About the Author

Fred E. Miller is a speaker, an international coach, and the author of the books,“NO SWEAT Public Speaking!” and“NO SWEAT Elevator Speech!”

Businesses, Individuals, and Organizations hire him because they want to improve their Networking, Public Speaking, andPresentation Skills.

They do this because they know:"Speaking Opportunities are Business, Career, and Leadership Opportunities."

They also know:We perceive really great speakers to be Experts. We like to work with Experts.

He shows them how to: Develop, Practice, and Deliver Fantastic Presentations! with – NO SWEAT!


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