Public Speaking Hacks for Writers
Writers are notoriously introverted individuals who prefer isolation to conversation. While this doesn’t define all writers, a vast majority struggle with interpersonal communication much less public presentations.
This certainly describes me. While some might argue, I consider myself to be an introvert who re-energizes with solitude.
It is true that my life goals and chosen career path has prompted me to study and practice all things communication. My college degree, after all, is organizational communication, which basically is writing and public speaking. In addition to being a author I am also national trainer and a member of Toastmasters, an international leadership and public speaking organization.
Last week, I spent five days in Houston, Texas training a group of professionals in a behavioral change curriculum. This week I’m developing a speech for my local Toastmaster group.
Writers are often called upon to speak in public if only to read portions of their work and/or answer creative writing related questions – When did you start writing? Where do you get your ideas from? Can you help me get published?
Therefore, I thought I would share some speaking tools and strategies for writers.
Simply click here or on the picture below to open up the link to an audio file.
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Perhaps the biggest reason for this post is that I’ve noticed a significant correlation between speaking and writing – as I’ve developed my proficiency at public speaking, my writing, too, has improved.
I hope you have the same experience.