If you’re an entrepreneur looking for ways to expand your business and grow your customer base, you should consider developing your public speaking skills. It’s a skill you need to use to help you become an effective communicator during everyday business transactions.

In case you didn’t notice, public speaking is a part of your everyday life. You don’t necessarily have to be in front of a huge audience. Speaking in public may be pitching to investors, leading a weekly meeting, or even networking in a dinner party. By learning how to speak confidently and persuasively, you can be sure that your business will benefit from it. Here are three ways your business can gain from public speaking.

1. Encourages People to Believe in Your Vision

As you gain more experience with public speaking, you’ll be able to hone your skills and become more influential. Sharing your ideas with confidence and clarity makes it easier for people to hear what you have to say. Learning how to be engaging during prepared presentations will also help you communicate with other people during day-to-day conversations.

Public speaking teaches you to connect with different groups of people, stemming from various social groups and cultures. This skill will help you meet with new clients, build a better company culture, and more.

2. Opportunities For Growth

If you regularly develop your skills through participating in various speaking gigs or learning about public speaking, you will be able to speak with more conviction. In turn, this inspires your customers and employees to be more loyal and dedicated to you and your business.

This conviction exudes an aura of authority that has the power to influence people to invest in your business or to partner with you. Additionally, people will become drawn to you – wanting to learn more about your message, therefore expanding your network.

3. Negotiate Like A Pro

In business, negotiation happens on a regular basis. Public speaking helps you negotiate like a pro by improving your critical thinking skill and helping you think on your feet. Preparing for a presentation involves research and learning how to reason and analyse information, while questions from your audience will help you think fast. By analysing your message, you will be able to easily engage and convert your audience. These skills will help your business by boosting marketing campaigns, improving sales calls, and more.

Still unsure if public speaking is right for you? It helps to keep in mind that every communication, every interaction is a great way for people to know more about you and your business.

If you are interested in becoming an amazing speaker, I am inviting you to my three-day workshop called Grow Your Speaking Biz on August 5-7, 2019 on the Gold Coast. In this fun-filled and action-packed workshop, I will share with you my strategies and processes to attract high paying speaking engagements and to become the speaker you have always wanted to be.