An American humorist, Evan Esar, once said that “Public speaking is an art of diluting a two minute idea with a two hour vocabulary” that brings us to a fact that it takes great talent to elaborate a concise idea into a complete array of words. Especially when you have a diverse set of audience comprising of various age brackets and educational backgrounds, it becomes more challenging to bring them at par with your opinions. But, nevertheless, public speaking is not about persuading people into believing what you preach, it is about delivering the idea that they eagerly listen to and understand it with ease. So if you feel that you possess love for public speaking, here is a list of professions that you should consider when choosing a career path.
One of the best platforms that you can get if you possess love for public speaking is ‘teaching’ profession. For a college professor or school teacher, it is imperative to have par excellence speaking skills so that the listeners so not return with incomplete understanding of the concepts.
Prominent examples are Amartaya Sen, Dr. A.P.J Abdul Kalam Azad, C.K. Prahalad who have resonated with the hearts and minds of many young Indians and inspired them to do what they dream of.
Considering the stance of our current prime minister ‘Narendra Modi’ and his growing popularity in India and worldwide, you cannot underestimate the relevance of public speaking. Mr. Modi has not only raised the level of India on the globe but has made sure that everyone listens to the voice of India.
So, if you envision yourself to be heard globally just like Mahatama Gandhi, Indira Gandhi then do take opportunity to become a politician and make the world listen to your voice. Your voice becomes a promise for the brighter future of nation and make that voice turn into a reality to raise the bar of your nation in the world.
3. Motivational Speaker
The famous author of the Monk who sold his Ferrari, Robin Sharma, once said that “Words can inspire, words can destroy, Choose yours well.” With this quite he has summed up the role of the motivational speakers in the lives of people who are in need of a ray of hope that can inspire them to walk against the direction of wind. As a profession, this is one platform where you will feel the pleasure of helping people rise above their limitations and believing in themselves.
For a motivational speaker, sharing their life experiences and convincing people to share their problems is an ability that can make them successful in the longer run.
For those whose voices remain unheard, you are a messiah bearing a torch and fighting for justice on their behalf. With a potential to charge a hefty fees, it become your duty to speak up with grace in front of the judge to set your client free from the faulty charges.
As a speaker you will be able to make your mark in the lives of people who are the victims of the faulty law and order. You will be remembered on the basis of the stand you take and how you present the case in the court room to the judges. Whether it’s Ram Jethmalani, Ashok Desai or Soli Sorabjee, these lawyers has earned their name with persistence of their skills to present the case in the right direction.
5. News Anchor
Millions of viewers believe in what you say and how you say it. Because it not just few lines that you read out but the tone and the pitch at which you deliver them also becomes the cause of concern for the nation. For a news anchor, public speaking is more than a responsibility to keep the active citizens of the nation informed about the happenings around the world.
Take for example, Ravish Kumar, Arnab Goswami and Rajat Sharma, they not only take the onus of reading the news but assume it as their responsibility to aware the citizens of India with the power of their effective and impressive public speaking.
Be it for a celebrity, politician, organisation, it is the spokesperson that holds the whole and sole responsibility of conveying the message to the public. They are the face of the person/organisation who has hired them for the purpose of effective communication. You will get to interact with media professionals, event organisers and many more other parties on their behalf.
The only thing that you need to be vigilant about is the choice of words you use when you speak. One wrong statement and your comes under scanner. As a spokesperson, make sure that you are aware about the facts and do some research work before facing the public and be ready for the interjections always.
7. Speech Writer
As a writer, you might not be able to connect with the role of public speaking with your profession. But on the contrary, it is you who can enable the speaker, actor, anchor to understand the emotions behind your script and make then enact the message you want to deliver in public.
For an actor, speaker or anyone on the forefront delivering your speech, it is important to connect with the matter that you have presented. Your text can only reach those if you entrust your speech in the right hands by conveying the right set of message that needs to be delivered.
So the next time you wonder if public speaking is the right career choice, don’t look back and venture into these fields to make our voice heard. Make a beginning and don’t be afraid, and always remember that: