Public speaking is among the most important forms of communication at work. Talents with strong communication skills are in demand for various roles and positions. Dynamic and well-prepared speakers are even more valued to take on bigger responsibilities and leadership positions.
Yet, having a room of audience paying attention to every word we say can be nerve-racking. You are not alone – the fear of public speaking, also known as glossophobia is remarkably common, but it should not stop you from speaking up. The first rule is to practice speaking.
Jane Joseph Samynadan recently delivered a lively speech on how the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted our lives. Her engaging presentation style won her the first prize in the Gamuda Video Speech Contest 2021.
We asked Jane for some personal presentation tips in this video.
Video prepared by Rahyu Waris
Over the years, Jane has enhanced her self-esteem by practicing public speaking and is no longer afraid to speak up her thoughts. She was given ample opportunities to engage with stakeholders, which expanded her career pathway through different roles and positions.
Regardless of your job title, if you want to advance in your career, you have to work on your communication and public speaking skills. Thus, Jane strongly encourages Gamudians to seize the learning opportunities provided through Gamuda Toastmasters Club and English Language Unit to sharpen their soft skills.