公共演说的重要性（一） Why Public Speaking Is So Important?
Many students ask why they should learn to give speeches. They often argue that they don’t plan to be politicians, members of board, or company presidents. Students think that those are the only careers that require public speaking but overlook the fact that most of the thousands of speeches delivered every day are given by average people. The coach who explains and demonstrates the right way to make a lay-up is giving a speech. So are the police officer who speaks to second graders about not talking to strangers and the parent who reports to 110 about a traffic accident.
If you think about it, you’ve given and listened to more speeches than you realize. It only makes sense to study how to do it well, because speech-making is such an important part of your daily life. Most good speakers learn the speech-making skills; they weren’t born with them. What is more, there are listening techniques that will help you get more out of the speeches you hear. You never know when you’ll have the opportunity to present a speech or to listen to one. By learning good speech-making techniques, you can take advantage of opportunities at school, on the job and as a citizen in society.