Public speaking is an art. A public speaker, regardless of what he’s speaking, will always want to awaken the spirit in those listening to him and bring alive their minds to push them to take a positive action. Public Speaking is a talent before it becomes a skill. A talent is a latent ability, something that is dormant inside you. When you work at it, it becomes a skill. If you do have a potential talent for speaking and you work at it, you are likely to receive encouragement and recognition for your talent, which then makes you want to continue, and which in turn helps you get better.
However, if you don’t have a talent for speaking, but nevertheless work at it without receiving encouragement and recognition, you are likely to give up, and will therefore not develop the skill.
The hard thing is to persist in the face of discouragement. I feel like quoting someone famous on the subject of persisting.
Emerson: “Move confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you’ve imagined.”
Amb. Abayomi Rotimi Mighty: “Clarity of purpose will definitely lead you to persist and success will be yours.”
This is the only way to sculpt talent into skill.
A skilled Public Speaker Engage in eye contact. Start in your day-to-day life by becoming “a real expert at one-one eye contact within a group,” says Sinett. “This is not just looking at a person’s eyes but rather looking deeply through the eyes to the essence of the individual. This makes the connection that makes all the difference between speaking at or to an audience, and speaking with an audience.”
The talent of public speaking, once discovered, automatically makes you have the ardent interest in mastering the talent and developing it to become a skill. It really does not ends in just been a skilled public speaker, it goes beyond that and it is what I called ‘expertise’. After developing the talent of public speaking and becoming a skilled speaker, you become an expert in public speaking and attracts superficial intellectuals to want to hear you speak, you attract the world to want to hear your own view concerning a particular topic before establishing or creating a research journal for the world.