20 Ways to Become More Creative in Your Public Speaking | Be Optimistic

ByBill Belew

20 Ways to Become More Creative in Your Public Speaking | Be Optimistic

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Public Speaking and the Millenials

Half full, half empty. People are coming, people are not coming.

My expertise will always be needed, it won’t be needed.

There’s always a plus and a minus in the above. The plus side, of course, is the optimist’s side.

If there is always going to be a need, a want, a desire, a cause that calls for what the public speaker has to offer, then it behooves (yes, people still use that word) the lecturer to always be looking for ways to be relevant.

Life happens, moves on. New gadgets. Different times. “Kids” get younger as we get older.

Twenty somethings are always 20-somethings. We just get farther away in age from them. We have to adapt = because we know that our topic and expertise is always needed we have to be creative to continually make the connection.

Related: Book Bill to Speak to Your Group.

Optimists, of necessity, are creative. Pessimists allow themselves to become irrelevant.

I spoke to a group of Toastmasters not long ago. I was pretty much twice the age of anybody in the audience. Not only that, for a majority of the group, English was their second language.

I could have decided that I can’t reach them = pessimist.

Or, I could think, ‘Wow, a new group is going to be needing me.” = optimist = I’d better get creative and figure out how to reach them.


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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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