Public Speaking and Knowing Your Why | Kendall Lyons | Skillshare

Public Speaking and Knowing Your Why

Kendall Lyons, Writer, Cartoonist, Minister

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3 Lessons (44m)
    • 1. The Introduction

      0:30
    • 2. The How To Public Speaking

      14:56
    • 3. The Why To Public Speaking

      28:14

About This Class

Ever since I was 13, I've had the opportunity to speak publically in multiple places, from school's to churches, addressing issues such as bullying, peer pressure, social issues and much more. 

In this course, you will hear ways to be a stratgically good public speaker and why it is important for you to "Know Your Why" when it comes to being a good public speaker. 

Transcripts

1. The Introduction: Hello. I'm Kendall Lyons. Thank you so much for joining me in my public speaking class here on skill share. What I hope that you learn and take from this course is that even though you're new to this or even if you've been doing it for a while, I hope that you're able to get a lot of inspiration, a lot of wisdom on effective public speaking. So join me as we walk through some of the things that I've learned and made what I have you can take and go forward. This speak now. 2. The How To Public Speaking: and hello, friends. This is Kendall Lions and thank you for being a part of my skill share class. Speak now and for the first really major part of the whole class, I wanted to start off with the lecture on public speaking. How is it done? I want to take a moment, just kind of go through this. I won't be as long this one as I am going to be on the next video, which will actually be on why you should speak. And I think that that portion is just as important as the how the wise just is important. Because if you're going to do good, effective public speaking, you ought to know your why. And it's going to help make the big difference on how you present yourself, how you present your topic or your ideas. And it's going to make the difference of you sounding like someone is very confident or somebody is not so confident or somebody who's very frightened. And you're like, Oh, my gosh, what about doing up here all the way to you know? Oh, man, this is important. This is critical. This is why I've got to share this to you because I'm one of many authority authority figures on this topic and on this issue so really quick, how public speaking consists of the following the presenter, the content, the presentation of content and the call to action. I'm going to talk an awful lot about call to action because I think that that's very, very important. You want to leave the audience with something to do homework, so to speak. They ought to have something that they take with them mentally. Intellectually. Ah, spiritually, sometimes even physically. Physically it could be a book. It could be articles. It could be documents. It could even be links to various websites notes for them to be able to take in order for them to go forward and take on their call to action, depending on whatever it is that you're talking about, if you're a preacher is going to be something you know that you're you're tryingto really influence them to do influence them in their life, changing If it's with regards to health, you may be trying to encourage them on how to properly diet, how to properly e how to properly exercise things of that nature. If it's something with regards to young people. If you're speaking to groups of kids, you are probably talking to them about, you know, doing well academically. Ah, appear dealing with issues like peer pressure, like like bullying, even things like relationships or even things at home. Maybe even something is is detriment. Lee serious like abuse? Um, the presenter, the content and the presentation of content. The presenter, you the presenter, the person that's giving that speech that that important information so, so critical is so, so important. You just being there very, very critical, very, very important. Your content equally as important, exceptionally having good content and then that the presentation, the way that you present your content. The content, obviously, is your topic. But then the way that you present your topic may very well make or break the speech as a whole. You can bring various charts graphs. You could bring various projects and, you know, special objects, air equipment or anything to help push the pointing to help push, push your speech and push your ideas along. And that's always fun. And that's always very helpful. Good speakers. They are well dressed. They're on topic and there on time. You want to look the part, you want to be perceived as a speaker. Now it may be hard to be perceived as a good speaker just because you wear a suit, because there are speakers out there who are not very good that it wear three piece suits. But then there are speakers who are phenomenal, and they're wearing just a pair of jeans and a shirt. So if anything, just dress well, depending on the audience. Depending on what kind of event this is, it may involve you wearing a shirt and tie or a suit. Um, had a three piece, but, you know, suit with a jacket. You know the whole bit tie jacket the whole bit. And if you are inaccurate somewhere else, maybe it's a youth conference or youth rally. Maybe it's a, um, kind of a special, just a regular program this in the middle of the weekend, and it's a very, you know, light event, and it supposed to be very lighthearted. You may want to still not only look very nice, but you may want to make sure that your appearance is also welcoming is something that's not too intimidating to your audience. You know, you don't come off looking really, um, overly dressed and overly intense to them. You don't come office intimidating, but you come office, someone welcoming, and depending on that audience, you want to make sure you dress the part. Um, in my time, ever since I've been speaking since I was about to say 13 Um, one of one of the many lessons that just heard just over the years is that you want to dress like an audience, and I'm I I I'm in the middle of the road with regards to that advice. It's still good advice, but it is something that I'm still even thinking about and evolving on. For example, if you're speaking to a group of kids, you may want to try to dress somewhat close to their fashion, um, as to not so to speak, date you, but also and something that's there still appropriate and and it looks presentable. And the reason why is because then they see you as one of them, depending on what kind of authority figure I will kind of thing you're talking about. You know, you may be someone that is a motivational speaker and you're trying to put for put forward a perception of someone that successful and that has gone before them. And there's your chance and your speech will help reach them on one side. But then their eyes, the visual, they'll they'll begin to. They'll see. OK, this is somebody that does not like us, but he's telling us, or she's telling us that we can become like that. Them we can become like the person wearing the suit and tie. Um, we could become like that awesome artist's this wearing the jeans and t shirt, Um, and and it's presenting all this really, really cool stuff or talked about our you know, this really, really amazing topic. So good speakers. They're well dressed and they're on topic on time. It's so important to be on topic because if you get up there and you're expected to speak on something, but you don't speak on it, you might not get invited again. This you got to stay on topic staying on topic. That may mean that you may need a few small pieces of notes, and there's no shame in that. Being on a topic means what it means being on topic. I've seen a lot of different speakers where they were told to do one thing and they blew it . They totally blew it, but that I have seen some speakers who were not only on topic, but they were on topic. And they were so good that they were asked to cover other things over time because what they had to say was just so impactful. But I would rather be invited into that position, then be asked toe, cut it off quickly because and to cut it out quickly because of not being on topic on time , on time for the affair on time, for whatever it is that you have been invited to speak now only on time in your arrival, but also on time in your speech, you can give a great speech and be too long. So one of the things that you may want to do is consider timing your speeches. A good speech can run anywhere between 10 15 minutes 15 minutes is a bit long, but if you're talking a good game, it might very well be a speech that, you know, survives the even the harshest of critics with regards to time, but a good speech 10 minutes or so 10 to 15 minutes that has strong, strong points strong. And you're dealing with a good topic of your passionate. You're excited and you've gotten the audience engaged and involved. They they're more than likely to forgive you as far as time is concerned. But as long as you're keeping them engaged, and keeping a speech from running to very long is pretty important being proceed as a speaker proceeds to be a speaker, your attire, your preparation, your command of your language, confidence, confidence. I'm covering in the next video. I'm gonna talk a little bit more about that and hopefully hopefully I can encourage you guys that some of you are thinking I you know, Why should I be a speaker? Who cares? Well, actually, now's a great time to get involved. But your attire being prepared, your command of your language being someone who had none ch your words being someone who is able to use certain vocabulary words. If you're going to drop a big vocabulary word, make sure that you are explaining it and you quickly get off it Now, you know, sometimes it's huge vocabulary words or just not required. You want to speak to a level of your audience as to not lose them. But you also still want to sound like someone who has a successful command of the English language or whatever language that you're speaking. Your your speech in or saying your speech in Sorry, stage fright. Some of you have stage fright. There are some things that you can do to help alleviate that. Breathe, inhale and exhale. Um, if I was at a ministry conference talking about good speaking, I tell you to pray, I would I would tell you to pray before you get your butt up their prey. Um, breathe, you know, just kind of try to keep your mind on the task at hand. You know, your stance, the way that you're standing, you don't want to slouch. You want to stand firm, you want to stand upright. You want to look up to the audience. He don't want to be looking down. You want to look towards the audience? Um, one of the things that really helped me is looking to the left a little bit and looking to the right of the room a little bit, allowing myself to glide across the audience and not just get caught up in in in the the wholeness of one giant room full of hundreds and hundreds and thousands of people, you want to also try focusing. As I said here, try focusing on one thing in the room. Sometimes that works. But again, Like I said, I tend to the glide left glide right as I look as I talk, I speak, um, moving my hands around That helps me a lot. I'm doing that now is I'm giving this presentation is one of the things that I've done for years, and it helps me in communicating what I'm trying to say. And it also adds energy, and it's also uses energy. So hands you you. I don't recommend doing too much of the whole putting your hands in your pocket. I try not to do that too much. Ah, also sometimes trying to put my hands behind my back. I most certainly trying not to fold my arms because when you do that, you're closing the audience away is basically like it's almost like you're uninviting as far as their hands like your fingers, perhaps, And try speaking with your hands by locking your fingers. Perhaps in such a way, you have them in front of you and you like your fingers together and your hands stay in that same place. And so that's a good That's a good way of dealing with your hands because, you know, hey, where you're gonna put them, right things to avoid avoid crutch words like, um and, uh, I know that is the most difficult thing to do. Sometimes I promise you the most difficult, and I may have actually done it throughout this presentation. So if I did forgive me, avoid constantly moving back and forth. I've seen people do so much moving back and forth or rocking back and forth that they almost hypnotized me to sleep. It's it's is is crazy, but try to avoid rocking back and forth that is almost so mesmerizing that it it's capable of making a person not pay attention to what you're saying. So you want you don't want to give yourself too much attention, but you want to give what you're talking about, all the attention and you want to give your attention to the audience, but not that kind of attention. Don't fold arms. It symbolized closing off. Just sent that a minute ago. And if your inclination isn't to be funny, don't. So if you are someone who you know your jokes, you may say something funny. You may think something's funny. Don't be afraid if you don't get a laugh. If you don't get a laugh, you can even make fun of yourself and say, Well, I thought it was funny, but anyway, you guys are here for that. You know, that kind of thing. There's always a way to bounce back instead of feeling that weird pause and that weird stress behind that that kind of moment. Kids, especially though they they don't mind it too much. You could say something really goofy or cheesy and corny, depending on the age group. They will love you for it, and it's it's great That's had more than half the reason why I enjoy talking to young people. But I do like talking to my adult peeps and and then I tried toe guess which out what I'm going to say and and adjust it for that audience for that age group. Well, thank you so much for sitting through this part of the lecture joined me in the next video . As I talk about why it's important for you to speak now. I certainly hope that encouraged you. I certainly hope that you get a ton of wisdom from what I say and what I share here and if you have any thoughts on the ideas. And he suggested any questions I'm more than happy to jump in and more than happy to share with that, Thank you so much and thank you for your support. 3. The Why To Public Speaking: Hello, everyone. Thank you so much for being here on my skill share class with regards to public speaking. Speak now. And this part of the course is basically asking that all important question. Why speak the need for public speakers and really the need for public speaking? One of the things that I've believed and have always believed ever since the days of college and studying broadcast journalism and taking other courses and just experience in the media world and even in the public speaking universe, I've learned that everybody has a story. Everybody, every single person, every kid, every adult, every everybody. Everybody has a story, something that they can tell to somebody else, whether it is how they survived something, how they managed to move on from something, how they managed to get healed, how they were delivered, how they were rescued, how they were able to help somebody else, how they went from being poured to being rich, from not so famous to famous, or simply how a marriage came close to failing. But they managed to bring it back together on and these are the things that they did or oh , hey, I you know, I I used to be bullied and that's my story. Specifically, I used to be bullied and then went through a whole lot of that right up until about high school and even years after that. It took a really, really, really long time to build up self esteem, to build up courage, to build up confidence. And the point that I'm making is that everybody has a story and your story is important. And I want you to understand that I want you to understand that your story is absolutely important, which then leads me to the next question that I know that I asked and you on a You're probably asking right now. Why should you speak well, there's various reasons as to why you should speak. You should speak because there are social reasons to speak. If you look at the current events of the time right now, if you look at all of the issues that are taking place that are sociological, that our cultural that are s social, economic, there's tons of reasons to speak up and to speak out. And there may be some things that you're passionate about that might be the perfect niche for you in speaking. And for me it was ministry. It was It was church. It was the Bible, Um, at my first speech was at my church that I grew up in in Dallas. And I remember it was during the summer, and I was asked to give a speech during the youth youth revival that was going to take place during the summer for about a week. And needless to say, I wasn't sure what I was going to talk about, and I wasn't sure what I was going to say, but I knew that I was very passionate about some of the things that I thought about all the time. I was that different, kid. That and this was at about 13. Now, my first time speaking ever was at age 13 and I had a chance to talk about some of the things that my my group of my peers were into. That I did not, was not necessarily into, but that, but that I thought was not exactly the best examples for us. I talked about that, and of course, it didn't get me any more popular. It with my peers obviously, uh, ended up dropping in the popularity rating. But it actually impressed so many adults at the time that they found my my speaking and the things that I spoke about to be fascinating. So, yes, there's absolutely some social, economic, political, religious purposes that you can serve as you go out and speak. Maybe it's something that you're good at talking about. Maybe it's an area of interest, an area of expertise that you can cover as you go out there and and and and exercise your experience as a public speaker openly address issues that are often kept silent. This is a big one for me because I think that when we leave ourselves in the position of staying silent, then nothing can be resolved. Nothing can be taken care of. Nothing could be handled. Nothing. No problem could be solved when you're silent. And here you are, someone this listening to this right now, you may have gone through some things that other people need to hear. You're going through some things right now that somebody younger road needs to know about, because guess what? Maybe they weren't told how to deal with those situations, especially if you're youth speaker. There are some things that you can do and that you can say, is a speaker that will help bring peace to their calamity. And, you know, there tons of teenagers and there's tons of Children and their tons of various kids of all ages that are going through all kinds of things, whether it's at school, whether it's at home or or whether it is just personal and its internal and and deepest mental, physical, spiritual. All of that, and use a public speaker. Have the great grand opportunity to speak peace where there's chaos in their life. And that's something very, very, very important. So very much so. Very much important. Ah, had to kind of you catch my thoughts here, So excuse me. As you can tell, I'm pretty excited about that because there's a lot of things that you can address that you could talk about, and especially depending on what your audiences. We'll talk a bit more about that later. Of course, also expression of yourself out loud for those who can't or won't speak for themselves, you can serve as the person who will speak up and say the things that everyone is either thinking about or afraid to mention. And that's powerful when you serve as the voice of reason in an issue, and you're able to speak intelligently about it and confidently about it. Oh, man, big things can happen. And the the reason why I'm even doing this part of the courses because I want people to understand their most of your concerns about public speaking are not on whether people will like you're not is really on. If you think that you have something important to talk about, that's where most of the fear comes from to begin with, and I get into that in a minute as well. And if you are someone who is passionate about something or passionate about a topic, then you actually have the opportunity and if anything, the responsibility to speak up to speak out about it, whether it's on YouTube or whether it's in front of an audience of one are 1000 people passion for person, place or thing that you just can't stop talking about. Now this is good, too, because you may be thinking, Oh, well, you know, public speakers of those people that talk about, you know yes, you can do it if you put your mind to it or, um or, you know, is just preachers or motivational speakers or life coaches or people who wrote books. Oh, yeah, those the only people to get to speak. Actually, on the contrary, they're not the only ones you. Actually, if you wanted to talk about cartoons and comics, something I'm passionate about, by the way, then you actually conducive that. And there are people that they get paid or at least get asked to come and address those kind of things. You'd be surprised about the many things that you could actually jump in and speak on. Now, then fear A lot of people have fear stage fright. They absolutely frees up. They don't know what to do with regards to speaking they their words get all jumbled up. They start getting really, really, really, really nervous. And they look nervous and they sound nervous and they're shaking. And there and and and none of the, you know, just imagine everyone naked. Yeah, that is ridiculous. That makes you even more nervous. And the question is, what do you do? Well, here's some ways to alleviate that First off practice. Practice practice. The best best way to handle this whole fright thing is to practice practice in front of a mirror. I remember my mom thought that something was wrong with me. I kid you, not. My mom actually thought that there was something wrong with me for a minute there, because when I was about 13 or 14 I would often be in my room speaking out loud. But what She did not know that I was standing in front of the mirror speaking. I was standing in front of the mirror. I would often stand there and speak. I would present I would show how would look and and try to, you know, say okay, I would I would stand like this. I would I would speak like this. I would use my hands, things like that. And I'm only toe to present in this manner and presenting this way, I'm gonna say it like this. Things like that and it's is so, so important to practice because guess what? When I did that in the mirror, it helped to give me confidence that helped to boost my confidence that helped boost my self esteem as a matter of fact, it was so funny during the time that I was getting bullied. And during the time that was going through all of that and my self esteem, my confidence was practically Ah ah, fiery blaze of misery that was burning straight to the ground, you know, with nothing but a chart cold mess. At the end, Public speaking really helped Bring it back up my passion for broadcast and come bring it back up. My passion for sharing wisdom and sharing information help to bring it back up. And there's maybe somebody out there that feels like you have nothing to say. I want to encourage you right now at the sound of my voice. Perhaps you do have something the same. What? You're too afraid. My encouragement to you is to find what is you're supposed to speak about if you know what it iss. If you know some of the things you want to talk about, practice, practice, practice. You can use note cards you can use Ah, no pad. Often when I'm running through a speech, I don't usually like to write my whole speech, but that's just me. You can if you want to. There's no wrong way of of doing this. But one of the things I like to do, especially as far as creating a speech or creating bullet points my two or three basic a bullet points along with practicing you want also understand what you're talking about. So have an understanding of what you're talking about. This could be a problem if you are getting up to speak. But you have no idea with the topic it really is about and that compose a problem. It doesn't look good for you, and it also will look pretty bad to the audience. Ah, well defined purpose and passion. A lot of people. You'd be surprised a lot of people when they hear you and they and they since that excitement and a sense that passion, they believe that you have every reason to be up there in front of them and that your purpose is to give them something that maybe they haven't been thinking about. It doesn't matter what h that you are. It doesn't matter what level of speaking that your end. But that is so key. And the more that you practicing, the more that you start researching and looking into what you're supposed to be addressing and speaking on than the better that you will be in the more well defined your purpose will be, and your excitement will automatically push forward in the passion my pastor and mentor and friend once told me as faras how sermons are developed and in particular, how sermons air presented. Because I've been preaching for about 10 years now, and I've been doing public speaking and inspirational speaking and things like that since I was 13 and he told me, Tell them what you're going to talk about. Talk about it, didn't tell them what you just talked about. So basically tell them what you're going to say. Say it and then tell them what you just said and that could move pretty quickly. Some of my better, certainly better speeches and some of my better sermons were the ones that were really short into the point. I was able to just put it out there and keep it really crisp and keep it really clear. People really appreciate a public speaker that doesn't run long, and that actually, you know, takes time to, you know, move you know the audience along in all the plots and commentary and ideas and things of that nature. Now, what I found is that good speakers know their topic and subject matter very, very well. They know it so well that once they're done talking, they leave you wanting more. You know, you ever noticed those guys who were, you know, inspirational speakers or preachers or or teachers or even the guys who write books? And then after they're done talking Oh, my gosh, you got to get their book or you got to get more cops of their sermons or you got to get more copies of the lecture or you got to get their research. You've got to get a copy of that research. You gotta watch them on YouTube. We've got to get some podcasts. Why? Because they know their topic. And they know the subject matters so well. And they're so passionate about it. And they're so excited about it that they can't help. You can't help but say, Hey, you know what? I'm not even you might not even be into what they're talking about, but they're talking about it really well, and they sound good and they sound on point and their stuff is factual. Oh, man, you you most certainly the best speakers A, such as this, who know their topic and and their subject matter very well. Our speakers, who are very successful good speakers, know their audience for me. I love talking to teenagers. I love talking to middle schoolers and high schoolers and elementary kids. And in particular, if I'm in a middle school, I understand what they're going through. Because obviously those of you who are adults have been there. Those of you who are above middle school age, you know the experience. One of my favorite movies, this diary of a wimpy kid. I bring it up sometimes when I'm speaking. And sometimes I point out the main character, Greg Heffley. Well, sometimes I I turn around and tell the audience Guys, I was Greg Heffley before there was a great happily and I tell them about my experiences in school and you know, my speech impediment that I had and and the the nasal e sounding voice that I used to have that was really, really bad, especially since I had awful Sinuses as a kid. Um, but really, really thick glasses, glasses so thick that you know that if the sun was to go through them and melt it, if it was well pointed to the grass, appointed the paper could melt it or cost to catch fire. Those got it. Things you know, the the experiences of middle school. All the weird changes, all the weird, the thoughts, the feelings, the emotions behind everything. The discomfort. Feeling awkward all the time. You see how I built the built of the moment. They're just getting the know my audience. If you know your audience, you can relate to them and you can relate to them better. And you can help discuss and describe things to them as you describe things and speak to them on their level. And you also get real with an audience. Since I speak with kids, I'm able to joke with them and say, Oh, yeah, who likes doing homework, right? I mean, really, who who likes to, like, you know, taking tests, right? Ah, pop quizzes, Really? And since I've spoken to that audience so many times, I know which buttons, the press and good speakers. No, their audience. They know what buttons to press good speakers. Keep the audience interested and engaged. If you can keep your audience interested or engaged, maybe it's with those air good speakers. How do you do that? Sometimes? Ah, good joke. Even if it's not a really, really funny one. Obviously, I don't expect you to get up there and be a comedian. I have not. And I don't try to be sometimes a good joker. A good, funny moment that you thought was funny and that maybe others around you at the time thought it was funny. Um would be really good. Those kind of antidotes helped really make the room a little bit more comfortable. It gets people focused on what you're talking about. It gets people interested. It makes them go. Okay, Okay. I like him already. And now let's now he's got me settled. Now he's got me relaxed. Now she's got me relaxed. Now what are you going to say to me that's going to change my life and those and certain things that it is now only a good story. But then also some, some really good back and forth with the audience, even if it's for a few seconds asking a random person. Hey, how you doing? And how you doing? How is things going? Really asking them, really caring about how your audience is doing and then quickly going forward with your subject matter. So with regards to speaking, who cares? Who cares, Right? You probably ask yourself this, too. Who cares what I have to say? I will be honest with you cannot be also the real quick Before creating this presentation, I actually was struggling with this question for myself because there's a ton of other great public speaking courses on skill share. And so the question that I had for myself is who cares? Ah, what can I possibly say to these people that all of you guys to these people, that's gonna be, you know, any good? And I realized you know what? It's just ego. I'm gonna get over myself and just, you know, share what I have share. What I know. If someone is is kind enough to listen to mine recording and listen to this presentation that not only am I grateful, but I'm also very thankful that it is very humbling. And so you're probably asking, who cares? Why speak well. First off again, someone needs to hear how you made it. Someone needs to actually hear how you survived. Maybe it was some major health crisis, something detrimental. Maybe it was abuse. Maybe it was bullying. Someone needs to hear, especially if you've made it. And you survived. They need to know how you made it. They need to know how you came out of debt. They need to know how you came out of strongholds. They need to know how you came out of depression. They need to know how you got into an amazing career. They need to know how you managed to get to that dream job When so many people are stuck in a dead end job. There's somebody out there that needs to know simply how you got to where you are. And even if you can't give them a straightforward, easy, simple, three step program Answer. Giving them something is something that this powerful impactful is better than leaving them with nothing at all. Leaving them toe wonder. Yes, this is an opportunity for you to give somebody some wisdom. You may not have all the answers, and the best part is that you don't have to, but what you bring to the table may very well help change their life. And then the right steps that they take along with your wisdom. Your a little bit of wisdom connected to somebody else's little bit of wisdom connected to mind connected to somebody else's to connect to somebody else's is going to help move that person to the place where they then will be responsible for telling somebody how they made it. Someone needs to also hear someone else be so passionate and so motivated that it moves them toe action. Some of my favorite speakers and some of my favorite preachers set my heart on fire. I mean, the This is the kind of people that when they speaking out there, done speaking, they make you want to get up and speak. They make you want to get up and preach. They make their make. You want to write a blawg. They they make you want to write a book. They make you want to go and tell the world that it is time for a change. It is time to make things happen. The the speakers that exist they do more than just tickle fancy they doom or the speakers Good speakers. They're looking to bring about action. And if anything, it is so critical. If you want to be a good speaker, if you want to be, Ah, good public speaker Bear in mind they need to hear someone this excited. They need to hear somebody that actually is passionate and and so motivated that it moves them to ask the question. What do I have to do to start right now? Being his passionate being is is encouraged in being is inspired as you are, it could very well change the life somebody. People also need a call to action. All too often, great speakers get people excited, riled him up and get them really, really hyped up. But then leave them with no call to action. The call to action. Maybe you trying to sell books? The call to action, Maybe them trying to change their diet. They're called to action. Maybe them, you know, making sure they start exercising the call to action. Maybe something on the level of how to grow your confidence, how to stop bullying, how to deal with temptation, how to deal with peer pressure, especially. You're talking to kids things of that nature, Um, for people who are in financial distress, how to manage a budget, how to make more money, how to be successful financially and then across the board. In other areas of a lot of your life, people need a call to action because guess what? Some people will listen to great speakers and then literally do nothing. But you have to challenge your audience to do something different today and the next day and the next day so they won't stay in the same place saying, Oh, well, that was a really good speech, but I had absolutely no idea what to do next is my life, and I think we do people a disservice if we don't give them a call to action. Finally, speakers have the power to do the following influence. The conversation. There's a lot of bad information out there, folks, and there's a lot of people who are speaking. But the speech is so full of hate, and they're so full of disinformation and so full of confusion and so full of discouragement, there needs to be some good people out there who helped to influence the conversation, the conversation of a topic or issue, no matter how controversial or even no matter how, perhaps simple it could be or sound. Truth is, you have the opportunity to help influence that conversation, and this is so very key. Very, very key. You move people to action. Speakers have the power to do so. They have the power to do so based on the information that they're bringing. That could help change the life of somebody else. Their their experience, their background sharing what they've learned, sharing what they've gone through. Finally, speakers have the power to motivate, to encourage to uplift. If you've ever been in the church or if you've ever been in a special event where there's a speaker and he's going on, he's talking about some things that really, really touching that really, really reach a part of you that you've been really dealing with, and it has especially been you resonate with it. They have the ability to bring you right on up and to help you out. They don't even know you, but yet somehow something that they say on the stage is helping you and speakers have the ability to do this to motivate. To encourage to uplift is temporary because you'll have to hear different speakers time and time, time, time, time again. I recommend getting, you know, toe be, ah into something a little bit deeper than just speakers because there's certain things that you have to do to maintain that you're gonna have to continue toe, find yourself. You're listening to good speakers and listening to good lectures and listening to good sermons and listening to good messages and find yourself being focused on practicing those things, the practice and able to maintain that motivation, that encouragement, the uplifting, all of that in part truth in a world filled with lies. For me, this is so key because I think that there's an awful lot of disinformation and misinformation, and this is This is unfortunate, but this is an opportunity for you and for me, as we go forward to be some of the best speakers of a generation. That way, other people can now only find the truth, but also so they can learn something that's gonna change their life because perhaps throughout most of their life they've been living a lie This is your chance to impart truth in their world filled with lies. And this is your chance to impart truth in a world field with so much strife and lies. So with that that that concludes, Actually this part of the lesson and I'm going to try to upload some other things here on the class. But with that, I thank you so much for sitting with me through this lecture. If you have any questions at all, certainly message me here on skill share. I'm so grateful and so appreciative and so happy that you decided to sit through this and and here Cem commentary on when I have to say about public speaking and if anything, if you have again, if you have any questions or even any suggestions, some helpful critic, um, positive critiques. That's perfectly fine and certainly tell others about the class. And I'm kindle lions and you have a good rest of your time