The Single Best Source for Great Material for Your Next Speaking Assignment

ByBill Belew

The Single Best Source for Great Material for Your Next Speaking Assignment

Great Material Source

Great Material Source

The Single Best Source for Great Material for Your Next Speaking Assignment is … drum roll, please …

There are a lot of places a speaker can go to get good ideas, good material for their talks.

There is, IMHO, one place that I think will outperform all the others.

The source:

The questions you get from your audience when you are finished.

As thoroughly as I am prepared and as comprehensive as I can be with my content, invariably there are questions if I give my audience a chance.

Those questions are great fodder to beef up, veggie up, your talk.

A great practice is to make mental notes of the questions and first chance write them all out after you crowd leaves.

Related: Diary of a Cruise Ship Speaker

Create an FAQ. Gosh give a talk titled Social Media FAQs or whatever your niche is. Then watch the list grow even more when your audience is given the chance to ask you more questions.

The questions people ask you are the best source I can think of for knowing what it is I want to cover in my talks.

How many questions?

Well , that would depend on the length of my talk and how long it takes to answer questions, wouldn’t it?

Make time for Q & A in your presentations and watch your talks get even better.

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About the Author

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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