Why I Believe Public Speaking Is Important

790 Words Aug 12th, 2005 4 Pages
Public speaking is one of the most under rated skills learned in school, yet is one of the most valuable. The way you communicate shows a lot about you, and can influence other 's opinions of you. In every profession communication in some way is used and important. Good communication skills, no matter what you plan to do in life, will help you out greatly and improve your chances against a harsh job market. I am majoring in Business Administration and Law, and communication is one of the biggest parts of business and law, yet communication is hardly ever taught in business classes for my major. I think that a communications class like public speaking, for example, should be not just for a college class, but taught in high school and middle …show more content…
If I have to give a big speech, it could be the first time several upper management bosses really hear what I have to say, and if I give a poor speech and look frightened, it could make them think I am incompetent and cannot communicate. According to Neher 's journal: Speech in the core, "The ability to express one 's self verbally may become increasingly important in order to succeed in a competitive society. ' ' Believe it or not, this journal was written in 1985, and Neher could not have been more right. Out of all my schooling, I have never been required, or even had an option to take a public speaking class until I came to college. I have heard friends complain about having to take the class, but I figure that the class will help out greatly in my career, especially if I go into business. I think that speech should be introduced into high schools, and even middle schools, so that by the time most children get to college, they will already be good public speakers. This will benefit everyone in the job world, and will also just make everyday conversations better if everyone could communicate well. I feel that math, an extremely stressed subject for almost all majors, is not as important to most majors as communication is. The reason to establish younger children taking public speaking is that public speaking is different than most subjects; it is not like math, where you can learn from a book, the only way to learn public speaking is by standing in front of
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