The Importance of Public Speaking


public-speakingWhether a mid-level manager for a large corporation with twenty employees, a small business owner with five employees, or the CEO of a multinational corporation, public speaking skills can be instrumental in helping you to effectively convey your message to the team, the media, or your clients. It can also be important as you try to build your career, expand, or make presentations to potential clients or investors. But, it is also a skill that is often overlooked by business owners and managers alike, as they often don’t consider staff meetings or presentations to fall in the realm of public speaking.

The most effective managers are ones who can properly communicate to their team a message. And they can do it in person before the group. Many of us have had that awkward manager who would get in front of the team, make a speech that didn’t seem to have a point, then sheepishly walk away. This manager, who could be great at what he or she does otherwise, and who should by all rights have a long career at the company, can be hamstrung by that ineffectiveness. If you have trouble in those situations with 20 or 30 employees, then how can you lead more? At SH Limo Service, an opportunity is given to all chauffeurs and managers to attend Dale Carnegie to improve their speaking and interaction skills.  If you can’t speak to your team effectively, how will you speak to a group of new reports or people …

Christmas of 07!


christmas-of-07Christmas of ’07 was probably my most memorable Christmas ever because I received one of my all-time favorite TV shows, Boy Meets World, on DVD. Not just the 1st and 2nd seasons but all 7 in a complete box set. Insert happy dance. Back then I didn’t think much of the fact that I was able to access all these episodes so easily but as we were talking about it in class I realized itmid-2000salways so common to have your favorite TV shows on DVD. In class, Professor Battles referred to these as “Cult Shows.” Which means they have a small following of very loyal followers. According to Lotz the success of television shows selling as DVD’s was surprising to the industry.

This topic is very interesting to me considering I own a few different television shows on box set including; Friends, Gilmore Girls, Nick and Jessica (reality), Criminal Minds and as soon as one of my select show, Stranger Things, comes out on DVD I will own that too. Lotz states that “By 2005, DVD sales of television shows reached $2.6 billion and accounted for nearly 20 percent of the overall DVD sales market” (128). This has proven to have provided a new revenue window for not only successful shows but also for shows who did not do so good in their original airing. This was a huge success in the mid-2000s but unfortunately, as technology grows bigger and bigger, DVD’s might be the next thing to go. When …