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Benefits of maths in public speaking

Jake Lai, Aareyan Manzoor, Abhinuv Raichur and sterlingcalculus had a discussion about how being good at math can improve your public speaking.

The points that we came up with were:

  1. Increases intelligence: Obviously you need this to create a good speech, preferably argumentative.

  2. Increases confidence(not apply to all): If you solve hard maths you feel really good, which also means you feel confident to solve the next problem.

  3. You know how to spot incomplete proof(very useful in debate): Maths is the land of proofs, if you post a wrong proof, you will be informed why! After practice you should be able to notice the flaws in other's proof.

  4. Develops long-term memory and mnemonic skills

  5. Enhances communication between both hemispheres of the brain: More and better analogies can be made.

  6. Maths is a social field of study, so experience in maths assists and makes efficient the communication of ideas between debate partners (if any).

  7. Good summary skills.

  8. Allows one to more easily look at the bigger picture and provide a high level of context/framework for one's argument.

Feel free to add points and/or give feedbacks about the 8 points above.

Note by Aareyan Manzoor
10 months, 3 weeks ago

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Will you please elaborate how does it develope long term memory and mnemonic skills ? ;) Chinmay Sangawadekar · 10 months, 3 weeks ago

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@Chinmay Sangawadekar We use/create so many mnemonics in maths! Nihar Mahajan · 10 months, 3 weeks ago

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@Chinmay Sangawadekar For problem solving in mathematics, one has to pull from a large pool of knowledge on theorems, facts, techniques and experiences in order to even approach a solution. This efficient (and often subconscious) cumulation of knowledge is equally applicable to public speaking and debate. Jake Lai · 10 months, 3 weeks ago

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@Jake Lai Great did you discuss all this stuff on slack ?@Jake Lai Chinmay Sangawadekar · 10 months, 3 weeks ago

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@Chinmay Sangawadekar Yup. Jake Lai · 10 months, 3 weeks ago

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Cool..informative :) Muna Kumar · 10 months, 3 weeks ago

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Math is pr0 Alan Yan · 10 months, 3 weeks ago

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@Alan Yan pr0 af Mehul Arora · 10 months, 3 weeks ago

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Never really thought about that. My conclusion: It was a rather productive discussion :P Mehul Arora · 10 months, 3 weeks ago

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@Mehul Arora Wow! You are alive! Nihar Mahajan · 10 months, 3 weeks ago

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@Nihar Mahajan Surprisingly, I am :P Mehul Arora · 10 months, 3 weeks ago

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