No one. Not nobody. Everyone you know who’s an incredible communicator has worked on it. Anyone who you come across who’s an impressive public speaker has worked on their presentation skills. They most likely still have a coach helping them.
What about Ted Talkers?
Your favorite Ted Talkers? They’ve been working on that speech for many, many years. They most probably started in the church basement. Likely, they haven’t worked on their interpersonal communication skills as much and still feel a bit shaky when meeting new people or making introductions. See? In the infamous words of Madonna: Nobody’s perfect.
Why do I feel shame that I’m not a great communicator?
You went to school, and you focused on academia. You learned science, math, history, geography, maybe even music, but no communication skills! Show & tell began and ended in kindergarten. Did you learn how to introduce yourself in 3rd grade? Was it focused on? Did someone teach you how to make small talk? Did anyone prepare you for speaking in groups?
You work hard for your degrees, and then you get a job. And at work, you practice your skill-set for many years. You don’t get mad at yourself if you don’t know something, you go out and learn it! Your boss will pay for it!
Imagine if you put 1 thousandth of that energy into your communication skills?
Picture yourself getting the job or the promotion easily. See yourself at the cocktail party, telling exciting stories and developing strong relationships. Imagine knowing what to say and how to say it in all situations!
That’s precisely what can happen within a few weeks of training!
How to be a great communicator.
Here is an article with a step-by-step guide to becoming a confident, clear & convincing communicator.