Important Public Speaking Skills for Workplace Success

Other Public Speaking Skills

The skills mentioned above aren’t the only ones that are important to public speaking. The following skills and tips can make you an even more effective public speaker:

  • Controlling performance anxiety
  • Drafting an evaluation form that attendees are likely to complete
  • Grabbing the attention of the audience with a powerful opening
  • Handing out copies of slides in advance to minimize note-taking demands on the audience
  • Maintaining eye contact with the audience and providing an energetic, animated physical presence
  • Memorizing enough content so that the speech does not come off as a reading of notes
  • Modulating vocal tone to emphasize important points and avoid monotonous presentation
  • Organizing a logical flow to a speech
  • Preparing examples that are relevant to the experience of the expected audience
  • Providing compelling evidence to support themes
  • Rehearsing the presentation and revising rough spots
  • Researching information about the latest trends in an industry before presenting at a professional seminar
  • Restating critical points at the end of a speech to cement key concepts
  • Reviewing feedback and modifying the approach for talks in the future
  • Summarizing the topics to be covered at the beginning of a lecture to provide context for attendees

How to Showcase Your Skills

Public speaking is a skill in itself, but it is also a collection of skills. Lists like this can help you name some of these skills so you can identify which jobs require the abilities you have. 

Be sure to read job descriptions carefully. Even very similar positions can have different requirements, depending on what the hiring manager is looking for.

Mention Skills in Your Resume and Cover Letter

When you apply, you can use these skills as keywords on your resume or other application materials. Hiring managers sometimes scan through applications looking for these keywords to make an initial cut, so it’s important to make it clear from the beginning that you have the sought-after qualifications.

Then, use your cover letter to highlight some of your most relevant skills.

Share Your Skills During a Job Interview

Be prepared to give examples of specific times when you embodied these skills, because your interviewer is likely to ask. If you’ve made public presentations or internal company presentations, share the details with the interviewer. Remember to keep eye contact while sharing your passion for what you have done.

From his success on the sales floor of an automotive dealership  to becoming a veteran trainer and then the adoption of technology for Internet-based marketing, his career has evolved to deliver the skills and tools needed to help consumers. Richie Bello combined his automotive expertise with his robust desire to “take care of the customer first” to become an automotive influencer, published author, and renowned trainer.  Bello absorbed the wants and needs of consumers as he worked up the ladder of the automotive industry.

Over the thirty-five years of his career, he developed strong Internet marketing skills, leading him to developing software solutions that create ease for consumers, and helps dealers improve relationships with customers. Innovation drives success. And, for Bello, it’s in his DNA. took years to come to consumers and arrived in a timely manner, during the 2020 Pandemic. With over 6 million vehicles on the site, features that help consumers deliver, finance and warranty, Bello has met the retail digital age head on.

Bello also is founder of Richie Bello Institute of Leadership and Management, a 501C3 not for profit, dedicated to the recruitment, education and employment of veterans into the automotive industry. Visit


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