Have you heard about the story of Warren Buffett speaking at Columbia University in 2009? If you haven’t, let me tell you.
In 2009, he gave a lecture to the students at Columbia University where he said he would be willing to invest $100,000 per student in return for 10% of each student's future income. Not only that, he added that each student would have increased their value by 50% if they studied public speaking. In that case, he would have invested $150,000.
According to Warren Buffett, being able to communicate, to speak in public and to make effective presentations is the most important skill you can develop.
He himself realised when he was younger that he could improve a lot in this respect and so he enroled in a public speaking course with Dale Carnegie. “That course changed my life,” he still remembers today.
If there's one thing you should be investing in, it's improving your communication and public speaking skills. Not because I say so (I'm biased), but because one of the greatest minds of our time says so.
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