Incorporating Public Speaking Engagements in Teaching Programs: Why It Matters More Today?

by Dredo Cad Experienced Educators & Administrators

There was a time meetups and gatherings meant people were gathering together at one space physically and interacting with each other eye to eye. Now, with Zoom meetings, Google Hangouts, Messenger, and Insta DMs becoming synonymous with our socializing, people have lost the ability to talk to each other somewhere.

Social media combined with the pandemic has impacted our social skills, including that of the younger generation. While social skills do not decide one’s excellence and capabilities, it forms a vital part of one’s holistic personality development.

With 22 percent of teenagers logging onto their favorite social media site more than ten times a day, it would be fair to say that a large portion of social and emotional development for teenagers is coming from the internet. While it’s a great space for exchanging ideas and coming across different people from various backgrounds and parts of the world, it certainly impedes our ability to respond quickly and lower the quality of our speech skills in day-to-day situations.

How Public Speaking Addresses The Issue?

When we think of public speaking, we often think of it as one-way communication. In a general sense, public speaking is more or less addressing a gathering of a handful or more people. It can include group discussions, ceremonial speeches, presentations, informative and persuasive/ influential speaking (adopted mainly by politicians, lawyers, and clergy members). What’s important to note here is that every subject stems from a purpose that requires listening and analyzing. Public speaking helps to improve our listening and critical thinking skills. Apart from that, here are a few ways how it benefits:


● Overcoming the fear of the crowd

● Learning to use speech to elicit intrigue and curiosity among others

● Learn the power to motivate someone

● Drive the passion for learning among the speaker to be able to share it with others


How Teachers & Educational Institutes Play A Vital Role in This?

One of the most significant advantages of teachers and educational institutes is that students are already coming to them with the mindset of learning. By incorporating cutting edge strategies in Education and introducing effective public speaking engagements for your students in a planned manner, teachers can boost their academic performance in the following ways:


● Strengthen student-teacher interaction for sessions

● Broadening perspective while talking about different topics and trending causes

● Improving attentiveness among students and learning voice modulation techniques to better their speech skills

● Learning the art of negotiation

● Impart creativity, critical thinking, and leadership skills


Indeed, public speaking skills help impart knowledge and change and boost self-esteem with higher communication skills. And our cutting-edge vetted Teaching Products online aid teachers and educators to drive the change with which teachers and educators got into the field in the first place: to guide and mold young minds to help them become positive changemakers of tomorrow. To learn more about our capabilities, browse our website or connect with us directly for specific queries.


Author’s bio: The article discusses how public speaking as a part of cutting-edge strategies in education can improve the quality of education for students.

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