The gift of gab is something really important I always wanted to have but unfortunately, I lack. My line doesn't involve a lot of public speaking but sometimes, during very important meetings, I would need to hold a presentation about something with important clients, that's when U would love to have the gift of gab!
I usually get very nervous when doing public speaking and I really want people to make people pay attention to what I'm saying, to captivate them into my arguments. I work in online marketing when I'm writing an email or an I'm writing a presentation I have no problem in expressing my thoughts and I actually have a gift for convincing people online, but when it's time to take it to a face-to-face level I don't do so well. I'm not disastrous but I would definitely need to improve my skills.
So how can you improve your public speaking skills and gain the gift of gab? First of all, you need to sound very confident, I personally can't be very confident if I don't know that 100% of what I'm saying is the truth. Some people can sound confident when telling half truths and that's what I need to learn!
Anyways, I figured that a book about public speaking should be the way to go, anyone here has any decent recommendations on this subject?