Public speaking is a vital skill to have if you want to make a difference in the world, says “Zoom” expert and veteran public relations executive Rosemary Ravinal. “It is known as the foundation of leadership,” she writes in a new column. “We do it to establish authority, persuade people to our point of view, educate, inspire, and advance our careers and businesses.”
But what about private speaking—the kind we do with family, friends, and neighbors? “This is the kind of speaking you need to be a better parent, to have great relationships, to be a real friend or simply be someone who makes people stop and listen,” she says.
It could very much help you in professional situations, too.