What is your New Year´s Resolution?
Have you made your new year’s resolution yet? What are your goals for 2020?
Did you know that 25% of all New Year´s resolutions are abandoned by January 7th?However, let’s look at the bright side, 6% of people keep them for six months, and a determined 8% make it to the entire year. So how can we make our resolutions stick and be consistent with what our goals are? Research shows that setting goals have motivational benefits and accomplishing the right goal could have a profound impact on your life.
To set a goal that has the most meaning, you should forget about the latest dieting fad and focus on your career instead. The first step in making your goals realistic is to stop trying to find the never-ending quest for perfection.
Following the wise words of the Spanish artist Salvador Dalí,
“Have no fear of perfection, you will never find it!”
However, working on improving the small things that can have a big impact on our professional lives is the key like for example, our ability to communicate in public and remove our fears, would be an advantageous upgrade in our everyday business and career life.
Perhaps you are fantastic in what you do but when you have to communicate your achievements or discuss your products and services to your clients, coworkers, management and stakeholders you go numb, tremble with fear, anxiety hits, and you forget what to say or how to say it. Or you have an eye on a managerial or executive position and want to be a better negotiator but you’ve always struggled with public speaking. Then perhaps a good start would be to decide to hire a public speaking coach who can help you get to the next level in your professional life by increasing your communication and leadership skills.
Listed are the top 10 reasons why you should invest in improving your public speaking skills according to an article in virtual speak:
- Helps with career advancement
- Excel in job interviews
- Boosts confidence
- Increases fast-thinking skills
- Gain new social connections and networking skills
- Learn to persuade
- Develop your vocabulary and fluency
- Learn to argue professionally
- Helps you to drive change
- Makes you a better active listener
No matter what job you’re currently doing, these are immeasurable skills that will improve your performance and confidence levels.
Billionaire Warren Buffett said,
New Year’s resolutions are not a hoax and can be attainable. With the right approach, they can be a powerful way to start directing your energy toward a goal that matters to you. Instead of following the herd to the gym, chart a new career skill this year, the skill of becoming a better communicator and resolve to become the Chief Executive of your purpose and your path.
Karyn Elizabeth Suárez is an award-winning public speaker, university marketing and communications professor, and licensed Executive Coach for public speaking in both Spanish and English. She currently organizes workshops and communication courses for students, executives, online entrepreneurs, and professionals.