New York City Urban Debate League

Better presentation literacy skills

 “According to TED curator Chris Anderson, public speaking matters more than ever. In his book TED Talks, Anderson writes: ‘As a leader–or as an advocate–public speaking is the key to unlocking empathy, stirring excitement, sharing knowledge and insights, and promoting a shared dream.’ Isn’t that what you’re trying to accomplish as an entrepreneur pitching an idea or a small-business owner pitching a potential customer? Your goal is to create empathy, a bond of trust between you and your listener. Your goal is to stir excitement, share knowledge, and promote a shared dream. Effective public speaking is the one skill that can help you achieve all of these results. Anderson calls the ability to captivate an audience “presentation literacy,” a superpower to pitch your ideas, sell products, and accomplish your dreams. The good news is that Anderson believes the skill is teachable.” –  Billionaire Warren Buffett Says This 1 Skill Will Boost Your Career Value by 50 Percent, https://www.inc.com/carmine-gallo/the-one-skill-warren-buffett-says-will-raise-your-value-by-50.html

– Chris AndersonTED Talks