As children, many of us from Asian cultures are all too familiar with growing up ‘silenced’. We are told never to talk back or sass our elders. Being outspoken in class would get you noticed and we never, ever wanted to get noticed.
However, this attitude has led us to lose out in so many ways as adults. From job interviews to presentations in work or academia, speaking in public is often unavoidable.
This is where as adults, we regret never learning to speak out as children, and develop those confident speaking skills early on.
Learning public speaking as a child would help you as you progress into adulthood, so why don’t we focus more on this?