We all have our strengths and weaknesses. While I’d like to consider writing as one of my strengths, I know that cooking is definitely not one of them—ask anyone. Some people in marketing may think their strengths lie in their marketing skills, but would readily admit sales skills fall into their weakness category. Why? Most likely they do not like public speaking.
But the truth is, from content marketers to consultants and vice presidents to CEOs, everyone should be selling services on some level to keep the agency profitable, even if it is simply selling the company image. So if public speaking isn’t your thing, don’t sweat it. Whether you are meeting with a handful of clients or presenting to an entire organization, just breathe deep and follow these tips. And sure, you can imagine everyone in their underwear if you’d like, but, personally, I find it distracting.
After practicing these tips and putting them into effect, you should feel at ease with your public speaking skills, allowing you the ability to step forward to represent your company to sell, sell, sell.
What are your best public speaking tips? Please share them in the comment section below!