how to be a public speaker

How to Start Public Speaking: A Beginner’s Guide

(Last Updated On: April 21, 2020)

Have you ever thought about becoming a public speaker?

If you think it’s scary, you are right. It is scary, but at the same time, it might be something you would love to do in life.

You won’t find any public speaker who wasn’t scared of speaking in front of people in the beginning.

It’s the process that brings you what it takes to be a perfect public speaker. Plus, the drive and passion to help others, change lives and make a difference in others’ lives also help the cause.

This article is going to change your mindset, and hopefully, by the end of this article, you may not be scared of public speaking anymore.

How to Win at Public Speaking?

The key to winning in public speaking is not just about telling others what you’re capable of or you know a lot of stuff, but instead, it’s about educating and helping the audience. When you shift your mindset from being a shy person to someone who could help others, it starts to give you some confidence to speak up.

We tend to perform more confidently if we know that our work is making a difference. An interesting thing is that the audience is very quick to give you feedback or ask questions or inquire more about the stuff. So it starts a process of engagement over time. Once you get into the groove of speaking in public, making videos, and interacting with people on social media, you’d feel that everything is so normal about speaking.

Moreover, if you’re among the people who feel desperate when they do things that they don’t enjoy, they get tired of their boring routine.

What I know is that if you have in you, you will become one.

Sooner or later, you’d end up doing what you want to do.

So why not take action today and start seeking your real strength.

If you ever thought that you belong to the stage, but you haven’t figured it out how you’re going to join the folks on the stage, then keep reading.

Step by Step to be a Public Speaker

In this article, I’ll teach you how to become a public speaker.

Are you ready?

Let’s do this.

Here are four things you should do to start public speaking:

Find Your Thing

The very first step you need to figure out is that you have identified your thing. What I mean by “your thing” is that whatever you’re good at or enjoy while doing it. That’s called your thing. So find that thing and create your public speaking persona around that. Maybe, you’re good at speaking Urdu language or educating people on how to use social media. It will be your strength, so you better make it count.

Enhance Your Skill

Once you have identified your thing, the next essential part is honing in on your craft. What this means is that you should improve your skills so that you could dominate the niche. A public speaker is often considered an expert in a certain area. If you want to build a public speaking persona, then you would have to take your thing to the next level and become a pro at that.

Consume Content

One of the key requirements for becoming a public speaker is consuming others’ content. Not only would it give you the knowledge, but it would also broaden your perception. If you are not reading books, watching YouTube/Netflix, following other experts, and engaging with people, then you are not doing enough. So try consuming loads of content on various platforms and avenues, and grab as much knowledge as possible.

Look out for Free Speaking Gigs

The last step that is essential to public speaking starters is to look out for the free public speaking gigs. Of course, no one is going to pay you to speak if they haven’t seen you speak at any event. The best way to develop your public speaking career is to start speaking for free. Not only would it develop your confidence, but it would also create your portfolio as a public speaker. Some of you would think that why you need to speak for free when others get paid. The reason is that you’re new and you need to build your influence, public relations, and credibility. Other speakers who are getting paid could have been doing this for years. So it’s better to not compare yourself to others. Don’t shy away from speaking for free in the beginning; it would tremendously help you along the way.

Conclusion

To conclude this article, I’d say that it’s great you’re interested in public speaking. If you want to become a public speaker, then you’re surely among a very small percentage of people who want to speak in front of other people. Sure, it requires some confidence, but again, if you are not good at what you’re trying to be an expert of, then you’d attract the audience.

The ideal situation for any public speaking starter would be if he/she has done some tremendous job at something that the person can share with the world. It’s not just the matter of one time, you can share your story, ideas, and thoughts for years to come. All it needs is that the things you’re telling are true.

So pay close attention to authenticity and self-awareness, then no one can stop you from becoming a public speaker.

What are you going to do to become a public speaker?

About the Author: Ali Raza

An Internet Entrepreneur who converts visitors into customers; A Google & Microsoft Advertising Professional with years of experience in Internet Marketing, Social Media and Blogging.

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