In the world of work, the ability to speak in public is vital. It is believed that about 70% of all jobs involve some form of Public Speaking.
This capability affects simple, everyday interactions between colleagues, bosses, coworkers, and customers and as such, can have a huge impact on your career and industry success. It is however considered the greatest fear of professionals.
According to a study by Andrew Zekeri, skill in oral communication was the number one skill assessed by graduates as the most useful to the working world, since communication skills increase the ability to interact with professionals and colleagues.
As such, if they have the oral communication skills, they show themselves as more complete job candidates and build more successful careers.