Thursday, January 29, 2015
Things to think about as a speaker
If you are passionate about something, you may want to spread the word. This according to Nick Morgan, Forbes.com.
Being a good story teller helps, of course. Having aids, such as PP or slides--also good. Being fit and good-looking is nice, but not a prerequisite.
According to Morgan, though, the most important thing is an audience--you need a community of followers--look at the Ted Talks, YouTube.
Turn your passion loose. Focus on being a good audience member yourself. Joint Toastmasters.
Your followers are out there on the Web. Set up a Facebook page, start a Linked In group.
The speakers bureaus of old are looking to the passionate, the authorities, not the other way around.