Why do nurses need to learn to speak in public? Because speaking is a great way to showcase your expertise, reach a broader audience with your message – be it health promotion, motivation, information – and make nursing more visible in all circles. Besides all that, nursing needs more articulate spokespeople to represent us in the media, in public forums, and in everyday encounters.
Every nurse should make an effort to develop good speaking skills and look for opportunities to speak publicly. For some pointers and resources, read my articles Learn to Speak With Confidence and Giving a Presentation.
I’ll also be presenting a full day seminar Learn to Speak with Style for Fun and Profit on November 1, 2007 in Tinton Falls, NJ (near Red Bank). Find out more at http://www.dcardillo.com/pdf/speakwithstyleflyer.pdf