To be successful, it's important to get others on your side and be seen, admired and respected as a leader.
"That's where public speaking comes in," Manoj Vasudevan, the 2017 Toastmasters World Champion of Public Speaking, tells CNBC Make It. "To be seen as a leader, you need to move people with your words."
Vasudevan says that learning public speaking is the one thing that can change your life forever and it's best to master the skill at a young age. A person who is able to skillfully express himself or herself as an orator, especially early in life, is more likely to foster better friendships and relationships and build a larger network of collaborators, he says.