Whether it’s during a meeting, event, or preparing for a promotion, improving your public speaking skills will have a big impact on your career. We caught up with Ann Starodaj, Director of Sustainability at Optoro, and a mentor with The Mentor Method, to get her take on public speaking.
Let’s start with what Ann suggests is a strong public speaker. “A good public speaker gives the audience something to talk about when they are walking away. There are a number of ways to make that happen, but I personally like when the speaker uses personal anecdotes and stories during their presentation. Stories are memorable, they help to break the ice between the presenter and the audience, and they can make the entire presentation feel a lot more genuine.”