We can all learn to speak, and we really should.
I have just had two amazing days immersed in a conference, and I am searching for the right words with which to describe them to you. I’m in a stupor of sensory overload” floating on the words of wisdom spoken by so many, and the energy which swirled around them with such intensity.
I was invited to speak at the 2006 International Cultural Summit put on by the Hawai‘i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, and it was yet another fine example of why speaking is one of the very best things you can learn to do. The perks that come with speaking engagements are just too good to deny yourself.
Besides the obvious ones of meeting new people who are looking for intellectual inspiration (which you can give them), in the case of conferences your presentation is just one of many, and the perk is that you get to attend the rest of them. You bathe in learning you never would have had otherwise. You learn to improve your own craft by witnessing the mastery of others, who readily make themselves available to you, enjoying the camaraderie.