20 Ways to be more creative in public speaking | Be uncertain

ByBill Belew

20 Ways to be more creative in public speaking | Be uncertain

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Mixing Up Your Talk is Being Creative

This is the second in my series of 20 ways to be more creative in public speaking.

Related: Book Bill to Speak to Your Group.

Stepping out of your comfort zone is important.

Baby steps. But give thought to a small baby step you can take that will change up your presentation.

However, different from being on the edge, the point here is for you to trying something you are not sure will work or not.

Don’t do something stupid. That would be, um, stupid.

But do something or try something that you are not sure of, that has a reasonable chance of being successful. It doesn’t matter where in your presentation … just try somewhere.

Try a different joke, a different story, a different video that you aren’t quite sure will work for you but leaves you enough space to recover.

If you are too afraid to try, then the simple truth is that you are not a professional.

When I lived in Japan I was often sent on a detour route because of road construction. In reflection I became surprised at how many times the detoured route became my preferred route, though I felt put out and uncertain at first.

Don’t just go to the edge and a little bit over, take a leap of faith and see how things work out. In the end you will be a more creative speaker for having tried.

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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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