SHOULD PROFESSIONAL PUBLIC SPEAKERS BE VETTED?
If somebody is able to reach you at a pace which might take the other person a lifetime, it is a professional public speaker. Huge amount of effort, spending and expectations is involved in the creation of the stage for this genre of public speakers, what we general parlance call as conference, symposium and at times workshop. A professional public speaker is a man who comes to the public domain to narrate his professional narrative and a accomplishment which is of value for all and the society needs to take note of it as it progresses forward.
The prefix professional is not for the public speaking component of it but what he or she has done in their domain worthy of them being called a professional, that too of repute. They have something to convey to the world and the world has something to emulate or replicate a direction provided or help and support the yeomen service which is being rendered by them. Gift of the gab is a must for such professionals because the way you weave the story decides its level of acceptability. And ultimate trait is the capability to connect to different audiences in the competing domains and at times very generic across sectors, ages, maturity levels and expectations.
For the people described above is the stage set with so much of elan so that they deliver the best they have to offer to the society and the world. But if you scan the people you met at these forums but for a very few you will find them wanting is what deliverables is set out for them. So there is a need that their content and the methodology be vetted before they make entry to this elevated circle. It’s like getting a base certification. The sky can be the limit after that.
The issue is not only with large number of unworthy speakers making their way, lots of the good ones abstain from these forums and do good with their small professional forums. The unworthy ones make hay as long as the sun shines and in process change the narrative of the most of initiatives or likely initiatives. Vetting then is the only way out, the modalities can be worked on. Otherwise, the society is at the risk of wasting humungous resources.
WHAT PROFESSIONAL PUBLIC SPEAKERS SPEAK CAN ITSELF BE THE BLUEPRINT OF THE NATION.