Ralph Waldo Emerson and Public Speaking

“Grad Student: You Are Your Own Spokesperson” by James M. Van Wyck

This article is written with a focus on Graduate Students, however the advice is applicable to all students. Fine tuning your public speaking skills while in school is key! You do not want to realize at your interviews that you are not comfortable giving a presentation or speaking to a hiring committee.

I love the mention of Emerson’s thoughts on public speaking/engagement and being a great professor- Makes a lot of sense! My favorite tip in this article is how important it is to actively seek out opportunities to practice your communication skills, particularly at different venues with different audiences.This will only strengthen your skills and help you get that future job you want.

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