Public Speaking. No, wait! Don’t go to click out of this one. You might hear the phrase public speaking and begin to feel a little queasy. Maybe unpleasant memories of high school English class come flooding into your brain. Or maybe you’re thinking, “I’m just trying to run a local business, I don’t need public speaking advice.”
Think again, my friend.
Erik Dominguez, owner of Speak Up Stories, is on this episode of Local to Legend to flip your expectations of public speaking upside down. It’s not just those who command a stage who need to communicate effectively. It’s the average business owner too.
When you hone in on your message and the work you do, you can create clarity. And clarity breeds focused action that will help you make quicker decisions and give you the confidence you need to deliver your pitch to anyone who asks, “So, what is it you do again?”
Improving your public speaking skills will transfer to more than just a keynote. They’ll trickle into how you show up on Instagram stories, Facebook lives, an networking event, a podcasting interview. When you’re clear on your story and your message, others will be too.
Erik is launching Speak Up Skills in early 2021 to help people learn public speaking on the go. Speak Up Skills will be full of 365 days of speaking tips, motivators, mechanics, quotes, and prompts along with 52 extended lessons to improve your public speaking. Learn more here.
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My name is Emily Steele and I teach local business owners how to be the legends they are and build an irresistible and profitable local brand.