Office Hours - Networking to Practice Your Communication Skills - Issue #314
Conversational skills make you more comfortable with public speaking
Last month was all about Networking, and this week we’ll wrap up the month of Public Speaking. Guess what? Networking activities are also a fantastic opportunity to polish your communication skills!
It’s a two-for-one bonus:
You get to socialize and add new people to your network.
You get to rehearse your elevator pitch and practice speaking skills.
I don’t know what the situation is like where you live, but in-person networking is still not happening a lot. I see signs of it returning here and there, but most people have transitioned to and stayed with online events and platforms.
For example, I have been active with posting, talking to people, leaving comments, and messaging on:
My online communities (like the Slack team I invited you to)
With these online services, you have to be much more active if you want to attract attention, grow an audience, and build relationships with the right…