As Shakespeare once said, “All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players”.

So, reconsider when and where you can speak in public next. Grab every opportunity.

If you’re a marketer, being able to speak in public means you can sell your story.

If you’re looking for a job, being able to speak makes you part of a special minority.

If you’re an engineer, being able to speak means getting approval for your next exciting project.

Speaking in public is organized thinking on behalf of persuasion, at the service of a big idea.

Speaking is your opportunity to stand out, to pitch in and make a difference.

And you don’t need a permit or equipment. You don’t need an insider’s edge, or money either.

Speaking may be the single skill with the highest return on investment; so it pays off handsomely to get better at it.