Thursday, January 29, 2015

Things to think about as a speaker

Yes, some people say they would rather eat spiders than speak in public. But others like to. I am in the latter category.

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.





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