Will Web 2.0 Kill Public Speaking?

Will Web 2.0 Kill Public Speaking?Since the internet rush of the 1990’s which meant going online wasn’t just for nerds, the way we communicate has changed significantly. Email helped us record and organize conversations, text messages helped us zap quick notes to each other and social networks allowed us to reach people from all over the globe. Teleseminars, podcasts, blogs and webinars now give us the ability to potentially communicate to millions of people. So where does public speaking fit in to all of this? And more importantly, will there still be a need for public speaking as the internet continues to change the way we communicate?

Sites to check out

Periodically, I like to share some sites that find interesting and worth checking out, so here are some you might not want to miss.

Best Public Speaking Training — David Portney has a blog that’s definitely worth checking out. If you’ve ever read the comments he’s left here, you know he’s got some great information to share.

The Carnival of Inspiration included a post from this site. Smart Chick also had a nice write up of the carnival.

The Rich Life Carnival also included a post from this blog.

Another post from this blog was included in the Observations on Life Blog Carnival.

Should You Share Your Dreams and Aspirations?

There’s a short story I read in the first grade called “William’s Wish” that has somehow stuck in my head throughout the years. The story is about young boy who has a wish (a rather simple one) and tries all the various methods of getting his wish to come true. Since I only read this story once (and that was in 1981), I don’t remember the exact details of the story, but he did things such as wish on a star and followed a few other superstitions until his wish finally came true. Now the reason this story stuck in my head is that had he just told his parents his wish, it would have come true a lot sooner.