English and Public Speaking Connection

by | Aug 17, 2020 | Public Speaking | 26 comments


So many times, I have seen people hesitate to come on the stage just because they are not good in English. 

Is there any relationship between English and public speaking? 

I doubt it. Just because if someone is good in English, that doesn’t mean that that person will be good on the stage, not necessarily. 

And just because if someone is not good in English, even that doesn’t mean that person can’t be good on the stage. 

English and public speaking, these are two different skills. 

I remember I joined English speaking classes at the age of 30. I failed my 9th standard and, that shows how focused you are in your studies. 

But unfortunately, you learn languages in these years. You don’t learn languages in graduation. 

And I don’t even remember the face of my English teacher. 

When I came to Mumbai in the corporate world, my boss told me,

Praveen if you want to survive here, you have to improve your English. 

And I joined English, speaking classes, basic English-speaking classes. I used to learn English sitting beside seven years and eight years old kids. 

That doesn’t mean that after that class or after improving my language, I was very good on the stage. I was very good in my presentation. 

No, not at all. I used to struggle in front of people. I started learning public speaking skills a few years ago, that is helping me to present myself effectively in front of people. 

But English and public speaking these are two different skills. It needs different learning, different ways of practicing. 

So, it doesn’t matter in which language you speak. 

If you want to improve your public speaking skills, you have to learn public speaking. 

The way we learn English or the way we learn singing, the way we learn dancing, even public speaking skills is a learnable skill. 

This is Praveen Wadalkar signing out. Until we meet again, with a new tip.

26 Comments

  1. Rajshekhar

    I liked this post, as you are well said about English and Public Speaking relationship. Yes it is an eye opener note, yes, it is true those who know English they may not be good on stage and vice versa. Those whose English is not up to the mark; they can learn public skills (as it is a learnable skill). Good Message and encourage words very nice…………………….

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    • Praveen Wadalkar

      Thanks for reading and sharing your views🙂

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  2. Urvashi Talwar

    Your public speaking and english improvement .I liked it so much thanku

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  3. Vignesh

    I got impressed my your words praveen

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    • Vinoth Balaji

      Superb Praveen.. learning a lot from you.. Thanks a lot for making changes in our lives….

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  4. Uma Nataraj

    Vety true. Language is a vehicle of your thoughts. Publuc Speaking is an art/skill. Both have to be learnt. A Public Speaker can definitely make a very good impression if his language skills/ knowledge is good. It is an added advantage.
    Having good command over a language definitely adds to your Public Speaking skills.
    Having said this, it doesn’t mean that a person good in English can be a good Public Speaker or Vice Versa. Both have to be learnt.
    The more the skills, more the Confidence.

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    • Praveen Wadalkar

      Thanks for reading and sharing your thoughts 🙂

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  5. Praveen Wadalkar

    Thanks for reading and sharing your thoughts 🙂

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  6. Praveen Wadalkar

    Thanks for reading and sharing your views🙂

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  7. Praveen Wadalkar

    Thanks for reading and sharing your thoughts 🙂

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    • Varshita Tandon

      Sir I’m following you from so long and I’m learning a lot. Thank you so much sir

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    • Rahul Jain

      Thanks for keep us motivating

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      • Praveen Wadalkar

        Happy to motivate and support our readers 🙂

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  8. Prem Chand

    Really I am surprise with this fact . My believe was for being a good public speaker need to have a very good grip in english. This kind of article written by you kind of successful person gives more confidence to my type of learner.

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  9. Shankar

    Praveen ur inspiring me when I started hearing ur 4 hours workshop on public speaking…I enrolled for 21 days program…but I dont know how to start..please help me

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  10. Srikanta Swain

    You are an awesome guy, from the day1 I saw your adds in mostly in YouTube, I always thinking who is this guy, what is he talking about, what is he doing & stuffs, but after being the part of speak & grow team, I could realize the significance of you…I came to know about you, say 3 weeks back, that in fact changed my perspective of looking at life for sure…you are not only very good at public speaking, but the genuine human being too…I aspire to meet you in person one day with little bit of achievement…

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    • Praveen Wadalkar

      Thanks for reading and sharing your feedback 🙂

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  11. Praveen Wadalkar

    Thanks for reading and sharing your feedback 🙂

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  12. Praveen Wadalkar

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