Talking in public may make you feel a bit uncomfortable at first, but with a little practice it can be the best thing that ever happened to you because it is effective communication that is remembered.
People read blogs, and visit Web sites regularly. Do they remember what they read or saw online in a week, a month or a year later?
When people see you in person, they remember the way you dress, your voice, if you make them laugh or cry. You reach them on an emotional level. Oprah's talk show became famous not only for its interesting content and guests, but she did it live in front of real people who reacted with their emotions. The same is true for Jerry Springer and several other talk show hosts. The viewers didn't just focus their attention on the host, they were also involved with the audience.
Public Speakers get paid well once they have established themselves as good orators.
This can be extra income for artists.
Some public speakers write a book and promote it at their speaking engagements. More income.
Some public speakers work with nonprofits or special groups to attract attention to a worthy cause.
Community events are promoted and advertised without it costing you money.
So if you are interested in expanding your business, you may want to consider public speaking.