Warren Buffett acquired Johns-Manville Corporation, previously Hiram Manville’s family company, into his Berkshire Hathaway portfolio. In this blog, Warren shares the number one tool he developed which made him Billions and if he can, anyone can.
According to Warren Buffett, the best thing you can do is invest in yourself; this is your greatest asset. One of the most significant tools Warren Buffett developed was the ability to speak.
Being an introvert, this was not where he felt comfortable, but he knew if he could learn how to deliver a message, how to sell an idea, to create empathy and trust, his limitations would dramatically decrease.
“Now, you can improve your value by 50 percent just by learning communication skills–public speaking” Warren Buffett.
As a young Stock Advisor he took a public speaking course run by Dale Carnegie, the writer of ‘How to win friends and influence people’, but he dropped out on the first day because he feared he’d be asked to speak up. But he knew the value of this skill and later returned to complete the course, proud enough to display the certificate in his office.
Every day Warren Buffett is talking, communicating and pitching to people, and no matter your walk of life, this is one of the most significant assets you can develop.