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zemlene

Location: philippines

Position: Classroom Teacher


I just wanted to know your comments on this issue because my friend really likes to read a lot, he is so voracious reader that even the old books, magazines or newspaper that is torn and dirty will never pass him by. He has lots of great ideas. He expressed it very well in writing, in fact he was the editor in chief in our school paper before… but when he speaks, you will never want to listen to him.

I don’t know why he sucks in public speaking. Because as they say that people who are wide readers will also be a great speaker. He broke that general rule for sure.

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Debby-6-Kids

Location: Rhode Island, USA

Position: Parent


It sounds as though he has a vast knowledge because he reads so much. Maybe it is something between the brain and mouth. I read all the time but I am not sure I would make a great public speaker.  Is he a nervous type of person? Maybe getting it from the brain to speaking he is nervous and may jumble things?


 

Thanks, Debby


#2

vanessa_cruz0615

Location: Philippines


He maybe nervous or shy when it comes to public speaking. I knew many people like him too, and when I asked them what’s the reason behind it, they’ll answer that they were just nervous when speaking in public..


#3

Rose

Location: Philippines

Position: Parent


Public speaking is an art and it takes a whole lot of practice to do so. I, too, know a couple of people who are great in writing but don’t do well when it comes to speaking. It could be that they have stage fright or simply unprepared to talk in public.

I do spend a considerable amount of time speaking to an audience in my workplace i.e. product presentations, training and the like. It’s nerve wracking at first. But the more I speak in public, the better I become.

I also joined a lot of public speaking competition in my youth. It’s a good idea to start young.


#4

Debby-6-Kids

Location: Rhode Island, USA

Position: Parent


I agree with you there Rose. I can write circles all day long..as a matter of fact I tend to write too much when it comes to my articles and then I have to cut some of the content out. But to get me up to do public speaking is another story. I barely remember the words I am supposed to say much less sound educated at all.


#5

zemlene

Location: philippines

Position: Classroom Teacher


yes he has a stage fright, his prepared outline for the speech will be jumbled and some points were missing and or forgotten. And he has lots of mannerisms too.


#6

tjsa (not verified)


Hmmm…I think reading can work both ways for an individual – enhance his written skills or his verbal skills. And sometimes both. Whichever, reading will give anyone an edge in more ways than one !


#7

AyOuB

Location: Setif, Algeria

Positions: Classroom Teacher Administrator, English Teacher


Hello Zem, DO you wanna to help your friend? or are you just asking whats the relation between the reading and speaking in public?

I can help you if you wanna help your friend by telling you what we used to do to pass the stress in speaking in public: because I am a teacher & an Architecture student I am always in front of people talking to them & trying to convince them with many new things, so I always DON’T think of what I’ll say before say it, this is my only secret of Public Speaking.

I hope I helped!

Thanks; C.A


#8

zemlene

Location: philippines

Position: Classroom Teacher


I do wanna help him Ayoub. and also wanted to ask the relationship between reading and public speaking. People think it goes hand in hand but its not generally like that.

Well, i think you are right…people tend to always think of what to say first before saying it. This is most likely happened to him and myself as well. We always write first an outline or even the whole thing first before speaking in front of a crowd.

Well come to think of it… i am also a teacher and when i am in front of the class, i never planned what to say in front of my students… i never thought that this is also the same way when i have to stand in front of other people. Thanks for making me realize this Ayoub.

I would definitely tell my friend about this.


#9

Chuck

Location: Philippines

Positions: Parent, Classroom Teacher


Public speaking needs mastery. It is a skill. It needs practice. He needs a good “coach” or teacher or a course in public speaking if he wants to develop this skill.

It does not necessarily mean that if you read a lot then you are already a great speaker (You could be, because of all the knowledge that you have inside that head).

If he wants to improve on his public speaking, I think what he needs is a good public speaking teacher.


 

~~~a stone is not carved by force but by constant friction~~~


#10

AyOuB

Location: Setif, Algeria

Positions: Classroom Teacher Administrator, English Teacher


You are very welcome Zem, I am happy I helped!

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