Every skill is evolving in this world.
Take singing, the kind of music, the kind of songs we used to listen to a few years ago.
Are we listening to the same kind of music or songs now?
No, singing has evolved.
Take dance, the kind of dance we used to watch few years ago, are we watching the same kind of dance now? No, the dancing has evolved.
Even public speaking is a skill. Is public speaking evolved or is public speaking evolving?
“I See Something”
Yes. And first time I realized that when I watched the video called, “I see something” by Dananjaya Hettiarachchi, he’s a world champion of public speaking.
Now, even before “I see something”, I’ve seen a lot of videos, even after “I see something”, I became a student of storytelling.
But before that also have seen a lot of motivational videos, a lot of talks, but every time I used to see that I used to feel, yes, wow.
Are They Special?
The speaker is good, fantastic, but the speaker is not like me. He’s special. He’s different. He’s a different level.
But when I saw I see something by Dananjaya Hettiarachchi, I felt for a moment that, oops, he just liked me.
He Is Just Like Me
I think this is the evolution of public speaking, that even if you are standing in front of 10,000 people, the person who is watching you should feel that this person just like me or this person is speaking to me or speaking for me, this is the way the public speaking has evolved.
Not only Dananjaya Hettiarachchi and all these other world champion of public speaking, when you watch their videos, you feel that, Oh my God, this is just like my story.
He’s not different. He’s speaking to me.
So my tip to you this week from this beautiful Valley of Kashmir is this next time when you’re going on the stage, try to speak as if you’re speaking to your friend at the store with that ease, not easy, but try to speak like that because when you speak like that, when audience feel that he’s just like me or she just liked me is very easy to connect.