As a speaker one of the skills you need to learn is how to get your points across quickly without waffling whilst keeping your audiences attention.
One of the things that really helped me with this was being a regular expert guest on radio shows.
There are many reasons to be a regular guest on radio shows. Its fantastic for demonstrating your expertise & knowledge, getting more visibility, more credibility, more exposure which will lead to getting better quality clients.
It will also massively help you to develop clarity on getting across to others your opinions, points, thoughts & ideas.
When you’re on a radio show you may only have 5-10 mins to explain a topic, answer questions, give ideas and opinions.
You need to be able to get to the point fast, no waffling, no padding, no rambling, whilst keeping their attention.
This skill to explain things fast, concisely and to make it so that your grandma can understand it will certainly be a very valuable skill when delivering any form of public speaking.
Far too many speakers waffle, pad things out, go off on tangents and in so doing so lose their audience.