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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
2 years ago

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Nice Discussion!! I didn't even know that we can relate maths to public speaking but now I know ..

Nashita Rahman - 11 months, 3 weeks ago

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Will you please elaborate how does it develope long term memory and mnemonic skills ? ;)

Chinmay Sangawadekar - 2 years ago

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We use/create so many mnemonics in maths!

Nihar Mahajan - 2 years ago

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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 - 2 years ago

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Great did you discuss all this stuff on slack ?@Jake Lai

Chinmay Sangawadekar - 2 years ago

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@Chinmay Sangawadekar Yup.

Jake Lai - 2 years ago

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Cool..informative :)

Muna Kumar - 2 years ago

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Math is pr0

Alan Yan - 2 years ago

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pr0 af

Mehul Arora - 2 years ago

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Never really thought about that. My conclusion: It was a rather productive discussion :P

Mehul Arora - 2 years ago

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Wow! You are alive!

Nihar Mahajan - 2 years ago

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Surprisingly, I am :P

Mehul Arora - 2 years ago

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