Effective Speaking Skills: The Art of Speaking

Whether we like it or not, people who speak well both privately and in front of a group are generally perceived to be more intelligent and possess greater leadership qualities.  There is no doubt about it, being able to speak effectively is especially important in the business world. In today’s world of talking heads, those individuals that can effectively make their point and rise above the others will come out ahead.

On the business side, everyone at every level of an organization would be well served to improve their speaking skills. Effective speaking skills are especially valuable when you are called on to make an unexpected presentation. Many people are frightened to deliver a speech or presentation in front of an audience. For many it’s their number one fear.

Knowing how to speak is a vital part of the sales process. Once you have a meeting or presentation with your target audience, this is your opportunity to use your speaking skills to shine. If you don’t or can’t speak well, you have wasted the opportunity. At Six Degrees Consulting Corp., we continually emphasize the importance of presentation skills to our clients. But, call center companies that offer lead generation and lead qualification services can be very helpful in generating warm leads, so you don’t have to actively pursue prospects.

However, you still need to know how to speak well to close the sale. Learning the art of public speaking should be a top priority for people looking to expand their careers or move up in their organization. Why don’t more people recognize this need?  If you want to know how well a speaker you really are, videotape yourself giving a speech, then play it back and watch. This can be a very humbling experience.

If you want to be taken more seriously and be recognized for your ideas, take the time to polish your speaking skills.

—Roy

Effective Speaking Skills: The Art of Speaking was last modified: December 17th, 2014 by J.M. Field Marketing
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