Life is full of cons and con artists. There are people emerging from every nook and cranny telling you how their elixir can solve all of your health problems and how their algorithm can help you earn trillions at home. So many people out there are just trying to sell you a quick fix or some sort of gimmick.
You may consider yourself a skeptical person, but we have all been conned. Let me tell you: a great public speaker can also be a con man. I stay away from con men as they are not really interested in me or paying me. Con men have mastered connecting with people on an emotional level but they are selling you a complete fraud. They have infiltrated every possible industry- including the one of ‘how to speak better’.
My industry is full of people who just want to take a drama class, or tell you to take a beta blocker or hypnosis- all sorts of con artistry. But the reality of life is that you have to do hard work in order to become successful. If you want to become a bestselling novelist, you have to write a page every day of the week, do not get dejected if your first five novels are rejected, etc.
You cannot be taken in by someone’s speaking skill as it is a tool that anyone can learn and can be used for good or evil. Just because someone speaks effectively, do not give them credit for that. Use common sense and scrutinize them to judge what they actually are.