Professional Public Speakers Day
About Professional Public Speakers Day
When is Professional Public Speakers Day? This holiday is always celebrated on August 7
Today is Professional Public Speakers Day. This August 7 holiday recognizes the importance of those who stand up in front of us and share their knowledge and insight on an endless range of topics.
To be a speaker requires a very special and unique skill set. As soon as a speaker walks up to the dais, turns on the microphone, and opens his mouth, that unique set of skills becomes clearly apparent. Often a person has what it takes to talk in public, or is the expert in their field, but not both.
First, you have to have the ability, and shall we say the nerve, to speak in public. All too many people have everything else needed to be a good speaker. To many, the thought of talking in public in front of a group is nothing short of terrifying. For some people public speaking comes naturally, while others have an inbred fear that takes tremendous willpower and practice to overcome. Some people never get over the fear, and refuse to speak in public.
A speaker also needs to be knowledgeable about the topic to be discussed. Better still, they are often experts in their fields. For speakers who allow a Q&A after the talk, the depth of this knowledge and expertise is essential and is clearly on display.
Participating in this day is quite easy. Simply attend a seminar or an event with a speaker. Make sure to give a heartfelt applause after the speech. Another way to mark this day is to speak publicly yourself. Not quite ready to speak in public? Take a course in public speaking. You’ll be glad you did!
Who is a Public Speaker?
A public speaker is anyone who gets in front of a group or audience and opens their mouth to talk.
Here are some examples:
- Any and every politician you have ever met.
- Teachers go in front of a class every day.
- Spokespersons for businesses and organizations.
- Lawyers stand up to advocate and push for their clients.
- Managers and administrators of organizations frequently address stockholders, employees, and the general public.
- Priests and ministers talk and preach to their flock.
- Lobbyists push their agenda.
How to Celebrate and Participate in Professional Public Speakers Day
Here are some ideas on how to celebrate and participate in Professional Public Speakers Day:
- Listen to an orator.
- Become a public speaker.
- Take a public speaking class.
- Let speakers know when that you enjoyed their speech.
- Attend a seminar or calls on a subject that interests you.
“Do the thing you fear to do and keep on doing it… that is the quickest and surest way ever yet discovered to conquer fear.” – – Dale Carnegie
History and Origin of Professional Public Speakers Day
We found very little information or reference to this day. We did not find the creator or when it was first created. This special event appears to be very recently created, around 2010 – 2015.
There was so little information and documentation about this day, that we almost chose not to post it. But, we feel that it is important to recognize those who speak in public, not just professionals, but all public speakers, if only for the bravery they display in talking in front of people and groups.
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