Twitter Headlines are the New Sound Bites for Professional Speakers

ByBill Belew

Twitter Headlines are the New Sound Bites for Professional Speakers on Twitter on Twitter

They used to be called sound bites. Diddies. Short sayings that people could remember.

Now they are called Twitter Headlines.

I was giving a presentation in Las Vegas not long ago. Good energy. A full room will do that for a speaker. Especially when there are people sitting in the aisles and on the floor and along the walls.

I was doing my thing. Sharing my theme. Making my points. Old style.

Not long after I was done … greeting, exchanging business cards and such … I went to the speaker ready room to be un-ready. To unwind.

I grabbed my smartphone to check emails and Whoa! It was full of notifications from Twitter.

The tech savvy listeners in my lecture had posted the things I had been saying on Twitter – in sound bites. Pretty much word for word.

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“Don’t ever let people tell you what you can’t do.”

“When you competitor gets tired, don’t get tired.”

And so on. They had grabbed my ‘sound bites’ and posted them to their friends.

It was then that it occurred to me that a good speaker can make his/her point in 140 characters and usually much less. And if the lecturer can’t make a point that concisely, well, then, rethink your point.

Twitter headlines are the new sound bites.

Now, all we need are Twitter followers.

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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

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