Getting Through Public Speaking
Ways to Advance Your Career In Real Estate
“According to most studies, people's number one fear is public speaking. Number two is death. Death is number two. Does that sound right? This means to the average person, if you go to a funeral, you're better off in the casket than doing the eulogy.”
- Jerry Seinfeld
The world’s number one fear is public speaking. Presentation skills are major when it comes to business and life. All the reason why you should step up and do what it takes to be talented in that area.
Every Real Estate Agent should master public speaking as it supports branding and credibility. It’s essential to showcase your knowledge of the industry in a clear concise way. Clients want to know that you are the best agent to work with whether they are buying or selling their home.
These skills will come in to play during open houses, meeting new clients, negotiating with other brokers, and communicating in the office.
Don’t let your fear deter you from advancing your career. There are plenty ways for you to prepare for that important speech (big or small) that can reduce your fear of speaking in front of a crowd.
Take a public speaking class You can find a public speaking class for as little as $20. Local college, acting group, business mentors, and employment placement offices may offer public speaking classes year long.
Educate yourself on the topic Be sure to have researched every area of your topic as members of the audience may have questions. If your audience is one person or one hundred people, make sure you've done your homework,
Learn from other speakers It doesn’t hurt to study successful public speakers. Observe their posture while speaking, ways of transitioning to other ideas, and overall presence while trying to convey a message.
Practice, Practice, Practice! Look at yourself in the mirror as you read your speech to yourself out loud. Could you make any changes to your tone to sound more compelling? Should you cut down some words to get your point across quicker? Read you speech to someone close to you for feedback.
Include a personal story Telling a story will help the audience get a better understanding of your message. Connect with your audience and take them on an informative journey.