From Introvert Techie to Master Public Speaker
You don’t have to lose your accent in order to become a master at public speaking!
Just look at Vikas Jhingran.
A self described introvert whose boss at MIT wouldn’t even allow him to present his own ideas…. Vikas had considerable hurdles to overcome when it came to communication.
Then he figured it out. He says:
I realized that at a very fundamental level, a speech is essentially a back-and-forth of emotion and information, and very much like other art forms—a painting, or a dance sequence, or even gourmet food prepared by a chef.
What all those art forms are doing is using different tools to work with the emotions of their audience. I began to realize that’s exactly what a speaker does.
Ahhh! Good communication is….
- The exchange of emotion
- The exchange of information
- The exchange of ideas between the thinker and the audience
Vikas chose to improve his speaking abilities.
He did this by joining a Toastmasters club. You can hear some audio testimonials about Toastmasters here.
….and he went on to win the Toastmasters World Championship of Public Speaking in 2007.
Vikas has shared the secret to his success in his well reviewed book, “Emote: Using Emotions to Make Your Message Memorable.”
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About the author
Susan Ryan is the author of the ConfidentVoice blog and an American English communication and accent reduction coach.