Continuing on in my series of how to be more creative in your public speaking career – be it on a stage in front of a group of marketers, or getting down and dirty with a bunch of dental hygienists.
There’s always room for improvement. Turning on the creative juices is one way to add oomph to your talk.
Being skeptical helps.
Asking yourself – Really? Are you sure? Would XYZ work better?
Or thinking out loud, “I am not convinced. Maybe the conspirators had in mind … , Dude, plan B might just lead to …”
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A healthy skepticism lends itself to asking if there is something that is not being displayed on the shelf, are you showing me everything, what are you holding back.
When you ask yourself these questions or allow your listeners to ask you, it causes you to dig into your reserves, to pull out more ideas, to well, um, be more creative.
Skepticism is thinking what other people don’t think and asking questions that others don’t.
And when you do that with your own presentations, you will have a more creative product to present.
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