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.