20 Ways to be More Creative in Public Speaking | Welcome Ambiguity

ByBill Belew

20 Ways to be More Creative in Public Speaking | Welcome Ambiguity

Professionals Welcome Ambiguity

Professionals Welcome Ambiguity

This is the fourth in my series of 20 ways to be more creative.

Related: Book Bill to Speak to Your Group.

The cruise ship lecturer, keynote speaker needs to be able to welcome ambiguity.

If everything is spelled out in advance, where is the on-the-fly, thinking-on-your-feet impulse to come from that makes for a different, not always better, but certainly unique presentation?

Imagine going into a restaurant and being told to pick from items that are on the menu ONLY.

Now imagine going into a restaurant and being given a list of items in the kitchen fridge and being told to pick any 5 items.

One more time, imagine the second scenario and being given the option “Surprise Us!” Tell us what you want that we haven’t thought of.

That last scenarios is quite iffy but will indeed lead to some new creations the restaurant and you may not have thought of. Creations and creative and creativity all have the same root.

At the heart, the speaker needs to be able to welcome ambiguity, to allow for some unpredictableness, to have an attitude of make-do. Without that attitude, creativity will be left looking on its own for ways to be creative with you.

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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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