Benefits of Studying Public Speaking

Lets explore some of the benefits of studying public speaking so that you can have a better understanding of why improving your public speaking skills is a worthwhile endeavor so why is it that we study public speaking in the first place many of you if not most of you are taking this class solely because it’s a requirement for your major so maybe we should ask instead why is this class requirement for my major well there are three ways in which public speaking can and likely will benefit your life personal benefits professional benefits and societal benefits first let’s focus on you individually and the personal benefits the public speaking can bring most immediately public speaking can help you be successful in college studies show that the skills related to effective public speaking increased knowledge and retention of information through research and listening improve critical thinking train your brain to think more clearly in a structured way improve your listening skills and build confidence in general public speaking can also help in other courses that require you to give a presentation or an oral report and let’s not forget that the same elements of communication that make an effective public speaker are the same elements that make effective interpersonal communicators these skills are transferable to many other areas of your life as for the professional benefits of public speaking skills you develop in this course can help you get and keep a job public speaking skills are highly transferable to interviewing skills effective communication skills will also enhance your ability to work effectively with supervisors co-workers and customers enabling you to keep your job and possibly even advanced within your organization communication skills are also universally necessary to be effective in the workplace regardless of your career field take a moment to consider ways in which public speaking can benefit you in your career go ahead I’ll wait if you need more time to answer that question feel free to pause the video now otherwise let’s continue public speaking also carries broader societal benefits first it’s a skill that can help your voice be heard which is vital in a democratic republic form of government like that of the United States secondly developing effective public speaking skills can help you spread awareness on important issues impacting your organization town country and beyond what if you have a concern about something that is going on at your child’s school and need to speak in front of the school board or you have a passion for supporting a particular nonprofit organization and are given an opportunity to address a group or crowd on their behalf take a moment to write down a list of all the people that you can think of in your community who regularly give speeches don’t list specific names but rather list roles like teachers politicians etc what impact these people have in the community how did the public speaking skills assist them how might developing more effective public speaking skills allow you to have a similar impact I’ll give you a moment again if you need more time to answer those questions feel free to pause the video now otherwise let’s continue in this video we explored some of the benefits of studying public speaking including personal benefits professional benefits and societal benefits so that you can have a better understanding of why improving your public speaking skills is a worthwhile endeavor you can check out some of our other videos for more insight into the public speaking process

 

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