Then, as you develop a speaking track record you will be asked to speak more.
You will become a better speaker in two ways.
1. Keep speaking publicly at every opportunity.
2. Keep writing.
It’s item number two in the above list that I am finding more and more valuable. The thoughts and ideas I have converted to written words are the easiest to recall. Sometimes when speaking publicly I will lose my train of thought. I now use a short silent pause (that used to be an “um”) to gather my thoughts. During the pause, I picture a blog post in my head on the topic at hand, which then becomes the words I speak.
Better public speaking is just one benefit I realize from writing more. What would you add to the list of benefits derived from writing more?