Public speaking is the most valuable transferable skill you can master

 In disruption

On the way back from the tour, we were sharing advice. I said to the graduates that mastering public speaking as a skill early on in your career can be the best thing you do.

I am fortunate that I have been able to forge a side-career as a professional public speaker, and practice my craft on a regular basis, all while seeing amazing parts of the world.

If you are reading this and in the early stage of your career, or still studying, think about how you can stand out (literally) by becoming a confident speaker.

It doesn’t matter if you are presenting to a room of 400 or a boardroom of 4, having a commanding presentation style will win you new business, and accelerate your career.

When I speak, I know that 99.97% of people in the room don’t want to be up doing what I am doing.

This means I can stand out and become better known for my transferable skills.

What are you doing to make yourself stand out from the crowd?

You can watch a full replay of Andrew’s talk below.

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Based in London, Practical Futurist and former Global Managing Partner at IBM, Andrew Grill is a popular and sought-after presenter and commentator on issues around digital disruption, workplace of the future and new technologies such as blockchain. Andrew is a multiple TEDx and International Keynote Speaker.