Mastering a Skill

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Mastering the Skill of Public Speaking The intent of this essay is to outline the benefits of mastering the skill of public speaking. I believe public speaking is one of the singular most important skills a person can master. The art of public speaking has a myriad of benefits associated with it. It allows one to effectively communicate their points of view to others in a public forum as well as a private forum. Looking at our history will give demonstrative proof that mastering public speaking has a tremendous effect not only on the audience but the speaker as well. An example of such would be simply looking at the great leaders of our past.
One example would be Martin Luther King. When reviewing, with close scrutiny, Martin Luther King giving public speeches, one realizes that how a speech is given clearly affects its effectiveness. He alone was responsible for affecting the ideals as well as changing the minds and values of millions of people to be congruent with his own. Even today, his speeches are studied in public speaking courses across America. From the inflection of his voice to the tonality of his voice, as well as the rate of which he spoke. Even the unnoticed pauses between points of interest are only a few studied attributes of his speeches. Another great example would be John F. Kennedy. He too was a great persuasive communicator. He is one who comes to mind to a large percent of people who are asked who they think of as a great communicator that has affected change in our country. Take for instance, his inaugural address given on January 20, 1961. This speech has been studied by tens of thousands of students across America, dissecting and scrutinizing the method of which his speech was given. One cannot help but to feel motivated and persuaded when listening and or watching his inaugural address.…...

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