4 Ways to Sharpen Your Public-Speaking Skills From Home (by Carmine Gallo)
“The ongoing coronavirus crisis has confined many of us to our homes and has created a lot of uncertainty in our lives. But there is one thing I know for sure–it will eventually pass and you’ll be right back out there building your career, pitching your idea, or starting a business.
Take this opportunity now to build a fundamental skill that you’ll need to stand out in the workplace–public speaking. Why public speaking? Because Warren Buffett says it’s the one skill you can build today that will increase your value by 50 percent, and you can do it from home.”
- Watch one TED Talk a day.
- Record yourself.
- Practice in front of family and pets.
- Read books on communication skills.
TED’s Secret to Great Public Speaking | Chris Anderson
“There’s no single formula for a great talk, but there is a secret ingredient that all the best ones have in common. TED Curator Chris Anderson shares this secret — along with four ways to make it work for you. Do you have what it takes to share an idea worth spreading?
TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world’s leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes (or less). Look for talks on Technology, Entertainment, and Design — plus science, business, global issues, the arts, and much more.”
If you want to overcome stage fright and learn to speak with confidence, join a toastmasters club. You are welcome to visit our Kampong Ubi Toastmasters Club if you are living in Singapore.