Professional Speakers Day
Professional Speakers Day is a holiday that’s observed annually on August 7th each year. It’s a holiday that’s dedicated to showing appreciation to professional speakers around the globe. These speakers are professionals who are skilled in delivering informative, entertaining, and compelling speeches.
They’re employed for a wide variety of different events including conferences, workshops, seminars, and other special events. However, no matter where they’re employed, their importance can’t be underestimated.
They help to inspire and motivate, entertain, build interpersonal relationships with their target audience, and share knowledge. And that’s why they’re celebrated on this holiday and why it’s celebrated every year.
The History Of Professional Speakers Day
Professional speakers have been used since ancient times and were extremely important in the areas of religion, politics, and education. In ancient Greece, public speaking was not just an important skill but a necessary one for philosophers and politicians. In the centuries that followed, the skill of public speaking remained an important skill for anyone involved in government, religion, or academic fields.
In 2015, the International Association of Speakers Bureaus (IASB) established the holiday to not only recognize the importance of public speaking in inspiring, educating, and entertaining audiences around the world, but also to honor the professionals who make it their profession. The IASB is known around the world and is responsible for booking and managing professional speakers for events.
Some Facts About Public Speaking
We think that we’ve been talking about professional speakers for a while in this article, so we’re going to shift our focus for a minute to the act of public speaking itself. Let’s look at the following facts before we move on to the discussion of Professional Speakers Day.
- Studies have shown that employees who fear public speaking tend to earn 10% less than employees that don’t.
- It also has been noted that how a speech is delivered is often more important than the content of the speech — at least, according to the latest studies.
- Studies have also shown that if the speaker doesn’t give the audience a chance to participate in the discussion then audience engagement is by 14%.
- Studies also show that adding factual information to a speech can increase audience retention by 20%.
Observing Professional Speakers Day
Professional Speakers Day is a holiday that can be observed by professionals employed in this industry or by anyone who has been entertained or educated by a professional public speaker.
This can be done in person or through the Internet using the hashtag #ProfessionalSpeakersDay. Either way, it’s a day for everyone to thank these professionals for their service to their communities or organizations.