It's rare to find a management or mid-level position these days that doesn't involve public speaking. While this may not always be a traditional speech made before a captive audience, public speaking is at the heart of every day operations for many organizations. Moreover, in today's technology-driven workplace, communications, presentations and demonstrations given online to colleagues or potential clients are not only effective tools, but essential to success in many positions. The ability to articulate ideas, communicate clearly in a professional forum, and introduce new concepts to broad audiences is essential to professional success. Public speaking is essential to success in any sales or management role, but will also prove extremely useful for any professional looking toward advancement in their current position.