20 Ways to Be More Creative in Your Public Speaking | Experience Life

ByBill Belew

20 Ways to Be More Creative in Your Public Speaking | Experience Life

Meeting the KGB

Meeting the KGB

In my previous post in this series on how to be a more creative speaker, I wrote about Tyler. Ty is just over half my age but has 2-3 times the experiences I do. Or maybe he remembers more than I have forgotten.

Rick, the other principal here at Speak on Cruises has a few years on me. He also has a huge bucket full of items checked off on his list of must-dos, compared to my thimble full.

To be more creative, you need to experience life.

Related: Book Bill to talk about his encounter with a witch in the Soviet Union.

A deep well of experiences that have been lived as opposed to just read about make for a very rich archive that can turn any talk into a fun experience for the speaker AND the listeners.

Event planners = the people who hire speakers are looking for transparent experts.

The event planners want speakers who can tell personal stories that are interesting, relevant, real and can touch on emotions from glad to sad in the audience.

The best way to that is to be nearly eaten by a shark, to roll your motorcycle over in a ditch, to nearly poke your eye out, … get picked up by the KGB, taken to meet a witch, roam Red Square during the Soviet era …

Experience life and you’ll be a more creative speaker.


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Bill Belew, PhD, MFA, MSc also has a very interesting career. Bill spent a half dozen years in the US Navy climbing the enlisted ranks and making the jump to Lieutenant where he served as a Surface Warfare, Communications and Intelligence Officer. While aboard ship, in the Navy, he sailed enough nautical miles to circumnavigate the globeAfter his military time, Bill spent nearly 20 years in the Far East – Japan, China, Russia and India where he taught university and created and grew his own language school throughout Japan and Far East Russia.Bill speaks to audiences of all size, countless times yearly. He has a network of 4000+ individuals who follow him in the Silicon Valley Bay Area to learn about Social Media/inbound/content marketing. He is a weekly guest on the Social Network Station broadcast to 90+ countries from the University of Nevada Las Vegas.More than 75,000,000 people have viewed over 125,000,000 pages in his network of sites.Bill is represented by 4 cruise ship agencies that send him, literally, anywhere and everywhere in the world, and is a principal of SpeakOnCruises.com

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