For some people success is very important, for others it is less so. Not everyone wants to be a winner. Many people are happy to be mediocre, ust satisfied to be ordinary. But others want to be the best they can be and that usually involves being a good public speaker.
Public speaking is one activity that sorts the sheep from the goats. Run-of-the-mill speakers are the norm. Our colleagues and friends are surprisingly tolerant of “death-by-PowerPoint” presentations, mumbled banalities and weak jokes. Some wallflowers are so brilliant at what they do that their poor public speaking is tolerated and ignored. But you can’t rely on talent alone, especially if your world is a competitive one.