Why We Stress Public Speaking Prowess
We’re focused on constant learning around the Russell & Lea office, always looking for new ways to refine our skills. Public speaking proficiency is among the most important of these, because it offers so many career-boosting benefits. We become more effective networkers and position ourselves for lasting success when we improve as speakers.
One thing we keep in mind when sharpening our Russell & Lea speaking skills is that there’s no substitute for practice. Before we attend a networking event or give any kind of speech, we rehearse in various ways. We’ve found that recording ourselves on video is especially productive. This is because we get to see the nonverbal elements that affect the overall quality of our messages. Once we tighten up these aspects, we can interact and present with greater confidence.
We aim for concise and compelling speeches in all contexts. Whether it’s an elevator pitch, a presentation, or a big speaking engagement, we want to be sure people remember us in a positive light. We try to make good impressions as quickly as possible, so we get to our main points without wasting any time. By using personal anecdotes in speeches and during networking events, we make ourselves relatable while finding common ground with our audiences.
Refining our speaking skills gives us a leg up in our careers. For more of our best tips for becoming a stronger presenter and networker, like Russell & Lea on Facebook.