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How The Art Of Blogging Can Help You To Become An Influential Public Speaker

Blogging has become a powerful tool to help people across the globe break out of their shell, gain exposure, fulfill lifelong dreams and ultimately achieve online success. It can be quite a liberating experience when you realize that you have built a blog that is on its way to the top and the traffic starts pouring in. At the same time you’re enjoying your successes in the blogosphere, bear in mind that some, if not all, of this success and what you’ve learned can pour into all areas of your life.

Specifically, blogging has the power to mold you into a very influential speaker, which in turn, can help you to build your global brand and authority and catapult you to even greater heights. If you’ve never thought about these benefits, here are some highlights that will give you an idea of the power you possess within your hands through blogging.

Build Confidence In Your Abilities

Public speaking can be a very dreadful experience, even for the hardened master. There is just something about standing before a crowd, all eyes on you with high expectations. In this case, the fear of failure sets in and if not controlled, can cause a complete mental and physical shutdown. Blogging presents us with a unique opportunity to choose whichever topic we feel passionate and knowledgeable about and to truly express ourselves in a somewhat controlled environment. As you continuously blog, the more you will learn and so even if your writing skills are not up to par, if you’re truly interested, you can improve and even become the best.

In any niche, your confidence will improve as you blog more often. When the time comes for you to present yourself offline, you will be amazed at the knowledge you have gained and how easily you express yourself.

Practice With Your Audience

Although we are not face to face with our blogging audience, we can’t deny the fact that there is the feeling of embarrassment when things don’t go too well. So the same effort that you would put into preparing a speech, it should be the same in preparing that perfect blog post. At the same time don’t be afraid to try out new things like using a different writing style or launching that crazy marketing idea that’s not proven but just might work. If you’ve been building a good relationship with your readers, they will honestly and quickly signal to you if you’re on the right track or not.

Simply put, the more you blog, the more you practice and read your posts aloud, your mental clarity will improve, your confidence and knowledge increases and you will eventually find yourself speaking with greater ease, power and authority.

Conclusion & Discussion

Public speaking is definitely a skill that is worth mastering and can launch your career to new heights and gain you the exposure you need to build a solid brand. Are there any additional techniques that work great for you? How has blogging helped you to approach your offline audience in a more professional and effective way?

Please leave a comment below, we would love to hear about your experiences.

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  1. Anwar ) says: 7/9/2010

    Blogging does help your confidence with an audience, but it also presents an opportunity for feedback , interaction and debate. With many public speaking having a questions and answers portion, bloggers can hone their ability to deal with questions, criticism and rebuttals through their blog.

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    • Robyn from Sam's Web Guide ) says: 7/10/2010

      Thanks for sharing that Anwar :)

      I totally agree, blogging does set the stage for lots of practice in dealing with many situations and improved personal development.

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  2. Justin Popovic ) says: 7/9/2010

    I definitely agree with your message here and I am using my blog for this exact reason (among others). Public speaking is something I have been working on for the past 3 years (since starting my business) and my goal is to speak from the platform as a recognized authority. This never happens overnight and most speakers spend years working to that level. My blog, which is a video blog, allows me to discuss topics that I feel well versed in a practice my ability to deliver my message. With each passing blog post, I feel more confident and the feedback has been great. Also, because it is video, I am forced to watch myself speak over and over again and I have been able to slowly correct some poor speaking habits (still improving of course).

    I’m glad you brought this up and I now have some inspiration for my next blog post as well!

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    • Robyn from Sam's Web Guide ) says: 7/10/2010

      Thanks for sharing that experience Justin.

      Video blogging is an even more effective method to practice and prepare for public speaking since it allows you to fine tune your tone, style and grammar, and is the closest thing to the real deal.

      Good luck on your journey :)

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  3. Stephen Murphey ) says: 7/9/2010

    Public speaking can also serve to promote your blog and increase your influence as a blogger. The two can mutually reinforce each other as blog posts can serve as inspiration for talks and vice versa. If the idea of public speaking fills you with dread (I’m kinda in that camp) then seek out smaller events that let you talk on any topic for a limited amount of time. Ignite presentations are great option for that since you only have to talk for 5 minutes. Though some of the events have hundreds of people.

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    • Robyn from Sam's Web Guide ) says: 7/10/2010

      Great input there Stephen :)

      Its a good strategy to start out small and work up the ladder steadily, that’s basically the safest way to go. Also, I see quite a few talented public speakers who use their blog to complement and build anticipation for their events. So that’s a good strategy as well.

      Thanks for reading.

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  4. Robyn from Sam's Web Guide ) says: 7/10/2010

    Thanks for reading

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