I need help for my public speaking class. We have an assignment where we have to find out how public speaking plays a role in the career we look to pursue. Thanks in advance to anyone who helps me on this.
Jan 30, '07
Another part of nursing is community service. We need and use public speaking skills any time we go before a community group--at a hospital sponsored health fair, or career day presentation to school children, for example. If we are assigned to attend a "Train the Trainer" class, we need to be effective communicators to pass that new skill or information on to coworkers.
Some speciaties in nursing rely heavily on public speaking skills. Diabetes education, cardiac rehab, nursing school instructor. Those people in organizational learning who present all of the employee orientation classes. If they are not effective speakers, the classes can seem interminable.
Public speaking skills are invaluable if you decide to become active in your local or national nursing organization, or a clinical specialty group. When I worked in critical care a few years ago, Our Clinical Specialist was elected national president of the Association of Critical Care Nurses. Excellent public speaking skills helped get her there and sustained her through an exciting and incredibly full year.
How's that? Will it help?
Last edit by Myxel67 on Jan 30, '07