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A Speaker's Journey

You don’t become an amazing speaker overnight. It takes years to develop strong public speaking skills. Some people are lucky enough to gain sufficient speaking skills without much effort. Maybe they’ve always been gregarious. Perhaps they grew up in a big family where speaking in front of everyone was the norm. It’s also possible they were in extracurricular activities like sports or theater where they developed confidence. But most people are not lucky enough to have developed speaking skills without significant effort. The majority of folks require lots of intervention if they want to speak well.
A common misconception about speech is that some people are just born to be great at public speaking. This is not true! Nobody is born speaking fluently and effectively. Sure, it comes easier to some than others depending on their predispositions and upbringing. But an amazing speaker gets that way over a long period of time. Speaking well may seem like a normal thing that everybody shoul…