Imagine this scenario. A marketing manager was asked by the executive director to present a marketing plan for their new product. The report will be presented to the board members of the company. Now, the marketing manager is having second thoughts of pursuing the presentation. Definitely, anyone who is in the place of the marketing manager will panic because this situation strongly calls for a public speaking expert.
Many people easily get scared of public speaking because everyone knows that it is not an easy skill to learn. They are also pressured by the fact that they need to deliver a good speech in front of a crowd. To add to the pressures, it also requires the speaker to undergo personality development, to have exemplary speaking skills and to gain a thorough knowledge of a specific field. Public speaking also requires practice, dedication and hard work. If students find this difficult and nerve wracking, then, professionals feel the same as well.
Good thing there are those individuals who have better, if not, have an excellent public speaking skills. In the corporate world, events such as conventions and conferences are inevitable. The company where you belong might host a specific event and your company will eventually need keynote speakers. These keynote speakers are truly remarkable and in-demand since they mastered the art of public speaking. Sometimes companies are outsourcing these speakers because of two reasons. First, maybe none of the current employees are skilled enough to be a speaker. The company does not want to risk the success of the event. The company is also considering the reputation of their employees. Unexpected results might arise if the company will force their employees to deliver a talk. Second, for marketing purposes, hiring a popular speaker might be a great tactic in getting more attendees. These well-known keynote speakers can also promote the event of the company. The public has the tendency to talk about an event or gathering because the people are anticipating the presence of the speaker.
Another reason is that the event organizer will not be worried that the event will imply a vague message. Aside from being an expert on their chosen field or profession, these keynote speakers are well-acquainted in public speaking since they were able to do the same thing before. In addition, these speakers can make people’s learning diverse and dynamic. It is always better to get other people’s perspective and opinion towards things.
Many institutions also prefer hiring keynote speakers during their own company provided seminars, conventions or even teambuilding activities since those people are considered third party personnel. This approach helps eliminate any biases among the company employees. The speakers can also provide a different point of view which is good for an organization. It also creates a new ambiance for the employees.
People who are not proficient in public speaking should never feel depressed and hopeless. Remember, this is a skill! It means it can be studied and acquired. People just have to invest time and effort in developing this skill. Perseverance and hard work are required to master this ability. Anyway, people cannot run away from delivering a report or speech all the time. There will be a moment that we need to face and conquer our fear of public speaking. People can always seek professional lectures and tips regarding this subject. People might not be able to give a perfect speech on their first try but they have enough motivation to do better next time. People should also keep in mind that practice makes perfect. If ever we get invited to give a simple speech during gatherings then it is our opportunity to slowly hone our public speaking skills. We may not be an expert yet but taking small steps in mastering the skill is enough.
Many institutions also prefer hiring keynote speakers during their own company provided seminars, conventions or even teambuilding activities since those people are considered third party personnel.