20 Ways to be More Creative in Your Public Speaking | Be Independent

ByBill Belew

20 Ways to be More Creative in Your Public Speaking | Be Independent

Declaration of Independence

Declaration of Independence

Independence and freedom go hand in hand.

It’s tough to be creative when you are under the thumb of a bigger entity.

But then a lot of people, most?, cannot function independently. People need structure, control in their lives.

But when you are able to function independently, to turn left or right when you feel like it, as opposed to having to ask for permission, the creative juices can and will flow and your cruise ship lecture will change.

Related: Book Bill to Speak to Your Group.

Independence allows for pursuing whims, hunches, inclinations … and more often than not it is in those areas where something new is found.

Inasmuch as possible, take ownership of your presentations and you will be freer, the door will be wider open for the creative juices to flow.

I used to give Navy Intelligence briefings to the Commodore in the Far East. There was a prescribed method for doing the briefs but I didn’t know that. I did my own thing.

In the midst of gasps, head shaking and finger wagging I got my point across. And even got a smile out of the curmudgeon Commodore. I was also told to ‘knock it off’ in future presentations.

To be sure, the first one was never forgotten.


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Bill Belew administrator

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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