About This Chapter
Importance of Public Speaking & Presentation Skills - Chapter Summary
Help your employees boost their public speaking abilities with this chapter on the importance of public speaking and business presentation skills. Your employees can expect to study:
- The purpose and importance of public speaking
- Public speaking vs. casual conversation
- The communication process associated with public speaking
You can have your employees complete this chapter during or after work. The chapter can be accessed on any Internet-connected device, and employees will be able to verify their comprehension of the material by taking the included lesson quizzes and chapter exam.
How It Helps
- Improves presentation skills: The lessons are designed to help employees strengthen their presentation and communication skills in the workplace.
- Cultivates awareness: Employees will better understand why it's important to develop strong public speaking abilities.
- Enhances employee performance: Helping employees cultivate their presentation skills can help them become more effective at presenting information that's valuable to your organization.
After completing the lessons in this chapter, employees will be able to:
- Evaluate the importance of public speaking skills
- Differentiate between casual conversation and public speaking
- Outline public speaking as a communication process
1. What Is Public Speaking and Why Do I Need to Do It?
Public speaking is the process of communicating information to an audience. It is usually done before a large audience, like in school, the workplace and even in our personal lives. The benefits of knowing how to communicate to an audience include sharpening critical thinking and verbal/non-verbal communication skills.
2. How Public Speaking Differs from Casual Conversation
Public speaking and casual conversation are similar in that they are done to inform, persuade or entertain an audience. They are different in that public speaking is more structured, is spoken in a formal language and has a formal delivery.
3. Public Speaking as a Communication Process
Public speaking is a process of communicating to a large group. It involves a sender, receiver and a message. The message is sent through various channels and generally results in feedback from the audience.
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