Perhaps the term ‘great’ is disputable. Does great mean talented? How about highly skilled at speaking? Are they perfect at communicating their message and tweaking the heart strings of the audience?
There is a belief that we all create our own reality. My reality is completely different than anyone else’s. I believe the same principal applies to how we interpret the word ‘great’. A great speaker, from my perspective, is merely one that resonates with the listening audience.
Having said that, I believe that to become a great speaker, an undisputably great speaker, you would need to get additional training and expertise from someone such as a speech or presentations coach. Out Toastmasters venue is a perfect venue for practicing and honing one’s speaking skills, however a coach/trainer is needed to take someone to the next level of greatness.