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Do you want to be a public speaker? Occasionally? Regularly? Yes? But?
So, let’s start. Step one is to have something to say. Something others will want to hear. Something you’re excited to present to the right audience – the one that is waiting for you.
You say you have nothing to share, nothing to contribute? You’ve had a lot of experiences in your life so far. Nothing new? Well, it’s more about your take on it, what you’ve learned and can share to help others – this makes you unique. You need a good story to draw them in.
I developed a 3-part process called “Story Starters.” Think back over your life. Zero in on something that had such an impact on you that it’s hard to forget. It changed you in an important way. Here’s the process:
Keep a journal of story starters. Select one and expand on it, adding details over time. Here’s one of my starters:
Our stories can help us avoid boring our audiences. They help us bring to life the issues and emotions that others can identify with. We can inspire others to take positive action when they feel connected and hopeful.
Stay tuned for next steps in preparing to be a good public speaker.