Having grown up with a smartphone or a tablet in their hands, most communication takes place through text and voice messaging. Many may not realize the value of using social skills to build relationships through interpersonal face-to-face interactions, building personal networks, or presenting information in a structured and professional fashion. Though public speaking will likely become unfamiliar to Gen Z students, it is a vital skill to have.
Every day people across North America and around the world gather and present information in front of varied audiences. Yet public speaking is a common phobia and can be intimidating for many students. This can be overcome.