Effective public speaking skills are a prerequisite in most successful careers and especially for effective county commissioners. However, most people dread standing up in front of a crowd and making a presentation, with all eyes and ears on them.
Many people have a real fear of public speaking, some fear it more than flying or death. This can be understandable, as there are real risks to messing up. You might create a memorable experience that makes you unforgettable for all of the wrong reasons.
While it is a fear for many, as elected officials, public speaking cannot be avoided. Communicating with constituents about local services and their needs is an essential part of the job. Speaker John Schultz will present a two-part workshop on the morning of Wednesday, June 17 at FAC’s Annual Conference titled “Beyond the Podium: A Proven System for Improving Public Speaking.”