The sometimes-overlooked skill of public speaking is also important. Whether you are interviewing for a job or speaking in front of your classroom, you must be able to communicate your thoughts and ideas in a lively, engaging manner that commands attention.
How many of us can remember simply freezing at the very thought of speaking in public? I know I certainly did!
Here is a free teaching aid you can use to develop your speaking skills and help you speak with emotion and fire.
I use it as a warm-up exercise before every workshop, and it has proven to be very helpful indeed:
First, read the following sentence out loud while looking at yourself in the mirror. (Trust me—it works!)
“I am a powerful speaker.”
Now go to this link and say this sentence again, according to the directions shown: