As a professional speaker and visibility expert, I am a huge fan of using public speaking to improve my credibility and reach a new audience on a regular basis. It is truly the most powerful way to connect with an audience, position yourself as an expert, and build instant trust with brand-new people who may have just discovered you.
The biggest secret that no one tells you is that, by being seen on a stage as a speaker, you are automatically assumed as an authority in your field as long as you can deliver your message with confidence and clarity.
So, how does public speaking improve your credibility?
Here are just some of the ways to improve your credibility.
1. It helps you demonstrate your expertise.
When you are prepared as a speaker and deliver an informative speech, you demonstrate your knowledge and expertise in your field, enhancing your credibility. In doing so, you evoke trust so your audience will respect your opinions and ideas and therefore be more willing to work with you.
2. It helps you build trust.
One of the key components of public speaking is sharing your story, which feels relatable to the audience and therefore creates a trust factor. This could be a story of your experience, overcoming similar challenges or adversity as your audience, or achieving success. Being on stage gives you a unique opportunity to connect with the audience on a much deeper level. By being honest, transparent, and engaging, you can establish a strong connection with your audience and create a sense of rapport and trust that lasts.
3. Public speaking enhances your reputation.
A successful public speaker can enhance their reputation as a leader, expert, or influencer in their field. When perceived as a confident and capable speaker, you can boost your personal brand,increase your visibility, and improve your credibility in your industry thus becoming a more sought-after expert, coach, trainer, or speaker for other events.
4. It helps demonstrate your communication skills.
Public speaking requires strong communication skills, including clarity, persuasion, and the ability to connect with your audience. When you demonstrate these skills in your speeches, you can enhance your credibility as a communicator and improve your ability to influence and inspire others. This is such an important element in helping you build a successful business, a strong following of people, and long-term trust with enhanced credibility.
5. It helps you establish your authority.
If you are an expert in your field, a coach, trainer, mentor, or aspiring professional trainer, public speaking is one of the key skills that will be needed in order to help you establish your authority. If you are capable of delivering a powerful presentation or a speech you are instantly seen as an authority in your industry, who should be respected and followed.
6. It helps you build a stronger personal brand.
Effective public speaking can help you build a personal brand that is memorable and is associated with your area of expertise. This helps make your ideas spread and your story impact more people. If you are an expert in your field, having a personal brand that tells a story is more important than ever before to build long-lasting effects with the audience.
6. It helps build your network and make new connections.
Public speaking can also help you establish connections and build relationships with others in your industry. This can increase your visibility and exposure and help you establish yourself as a leader and authority figure in your niche, thus improving your credibility and helping you grow your business.
Overall, public speaking can be a powerful tool for you to improve your credibility and enhancing your reputation. By honing your public speaking skills and delivering engaging and informative speeches, you can establish yourself as a thought leader and build a strong following in your industry.
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Name: Raimonda Jan
Bio: Raimonda Jankunaite is the founder and host of the Women Thrive Media & the annual Women Thrive Summit, which is hosted every year to mark Women’s History Month to empower women to thrive. Every year we celebrate and highlight the achievements of women globally.