Speaking to a group of people is a challenge that terrifies most people. The idea that hundreds (or thousands) of people are watching your every move is downright nerve-wracking.
Before taking the stage at your next public speaking engagement, take a deep breath and learn from the best.
I’ve compiled some of the strongest examples of public speaking that can be easily emulated by the everyday presenter. Here are 5 all-star orators to look to for guidance, and the attributes you can include in your next speech to excel on the mic:
Do you spend more than a thousand bucks just getting to class every year? Have you spent $765 over the last year eating off campus? You may be surprised how quickly it adds up, but the infographic below can help put things in perspective. The extensive infographic is based on a national survey performed by 21st Century Insurance, and focuses on both how students spend money and how they save as well. Does it match your own spending habits? Weigh in with your opinion in the comments section below! For this post, YouTern thanks our friends at Huffington Post College!
There are some skills you learn in college that will most certainly not come in handy when crafting your resume: keg standing, dragging break-ups out for more than a year, turning Ramen into a three-course meal. But some skills you pick up in college are serious signals to employers that you would be a great hire.
Consider how you can demonstrate that you have these qualities when you start applying for jobs:
During my years interning in Europe, Canada and Asia, I’ve learned more than I did in a classroom – in my undergrad and graduate career combined. Without a doubt, living and working abroad truly teaches you how to survive in the real world.
After I secured my first overseas internship during my sophomore year, I was so overwhelmed and excited that I really didn’t stop to think about how to prepare for life in another country and culture.
Here are some of the best tools and tips I’ve found for an intern going abroad this summer!
I’ve heard some Career Centers complain that they try to offer services for students, but no one takes advantage. They also complain that students don’t bother with the center until their last year, when they are looking for a job. I’ve heard them attribute it to “laziness and apathy”. My two cents, from the “customer of career centers” point of view: If your entire campus is full of lazy, apathetic students, your view of your “customer” sucks! You might as well just start handing out McDonald’s applications. Or, you can market the services your center offers – and start a positive, word-of-mouth campaign about your value to the students on campus. Here’s how…