Most all of us regard public speakers as being an expert when it comes to the topic of focus they are speaking on. Although it is not every day that an individual has the ability to enjoy an impressive high status as being a public speaker comparable to Oprah or Dr. Phil, there are, however, some beneficial steps that you can take to raise the authoritative claim that you hold on a specific topic of specialty.
The job of a motivational speaker requires that you are very serious about your job, as well as each of the duties that it withholds. There are numerous individuals who will be paying hard earned money for your services in teaching them valuable information on key issues of interest.
An aspiring keynote speaker should take the extra effort to educate themselves on important points that should be delivered during each speech that they give. It is vital that a speaker is able to gain the undivided attention of prospective clients, as well as the attention of those who have booked seminars.
Key Points To Remember
- Provide reliable and current information. This is a very important aspect of giving any type of speech. Use the gift that you have been given as a public speaker with eloquent and informative words. Present your ideas, information, and examples, in a manner that is of the highest standard of quality.
- Do away with the basics. By following a step-by-step instruction format as if you are reading word for word from the pages of a book, is a good way to lose the interest of your entire audience, and quickly earn the title of a boring speaker. Since the whole idea is for you to present yourself and the knowledge that you hold in an well organized manner, while being able to hold the interest of an endless amount of prospective clients, being considered as a bore is not the best thing in the world that you can be considered. Marketing strategies that include the finesse sending a direct and interesting message about the exciting advantages that are in store for your audience is a point of focus to keep in mind during each speech or seminar you have booked. No matter how well your appearance may be, or how high the level of glamorized packaging, if you cannot back it up with valuable information individuals can effectively use, it ends up being useless material.
- Useful resources must be used. Your presentation should supply your audience with relevant resources that can be put to the test and used when they need or want to apply them. These resources must be extremely interesting, putting your audience on the edge of their seat, and wanting to hear more. Testimonials are often a useful tool that individuals enjoy hearing about. They give them a way to relate to others who have already applied the knowledge and information you have given them, ultimately benefiting them with the success they were looking to achieve. Providing your audience with relevant credentials that you have earned is also an important aspect of effective speaking that you will want to always include. Although this gives you a great chance to elaborate on your specific field of study, it is important not to get carried away.
- A confident appearance is essential. Prior to the seminar or speech that you plan to give, carefully choosing attire that matches the level of confidence that you hold is a benefit that will present the look of credibility. Always maintaining a professional and dressed for success appearance, is one of the most important aspects of a goal oriented and successful public speaker.
I would feel safe to say that if you took the time to browse through 5 separate websites on the Internet, you would be able to locate at least one error in most, if not every single one of the sites you visited. It is literally unbelievable how many writer’s websites I have ran across over the years that claim to offer potential clients professional, knowledgeable, and unique content for a client’s business website, yet the content that was published on their own site had an endless amount of typos, grammatical and spelling errors. It can often make a person stop and wonder if the correct usage of words, question marks, and commas was completely changed during the night, and they were simply not aware of the fact.
It is not that I am picking on Freelance Writers, this just happens to be one example of Unprofessional material that I have seen, day in and day out, on an endless number of websites that I have landed on. I realize that this may sound like a petty issue to some people, but when you stop and think about the fact that I am talking about website masters that claim to offer high quality and professional work, the problem runs much deeper than mere pettiness.
Why Are Errors Found On Websites So Upsetting?
There are countless times that various individuals will end up spending a large amount of their time and effort in trying to locate a professional firm that can provide them with a specific type of service or product. However, when a slew of errors are found in the heading and in the content of the specific website they are viewing, more often than not, the person will generally begin to question just how much quality really will be provided in their services after all. If a business does not have the commitment, the time, or the consideration to make sure that their company website is published before the public in a professional manner, then why in the world would a person believe that they would take the time to provide commitment in the services they are offering?
Do Not Bother With Excuses
Ok, so not everyone on the Internet is an error proof expert with grammar or spelling, and I will be the first to tell you that I am certainly not. This is simply not a good excuse! There are a ton of people that would be more than happy to help website owners by proofreading the content they plan to place on their site. A family member or one of your buddies can be a good place to start. If this is not an option, then you could hire one of the numerous Freelance Writers that can easily be found online. There are a wide variety of sites that offer high quality content and other writing services, at very reasonable prices.
The business site that you end up publishing on the Internet has the chance of being viewed by millions of people. This is why it is very important to make a good first impression, especially if a successful site is your main goal!
If you have browsed through a countless amount of websites for several years, then you have probably noticed that there have been big changes in the way that a majority of individuals write the content that they place on their blog.
In the past, most of the blogs generally contained information about special events that occurred in their family life, and there were also review posts that bloggers would write, containing their own personal views on specific products they recently purchased. It was very rare to run across a blog where they were trying to sell the readers on a specific service or product. There were more than likely some people who, in fact, did end up purchasing the products that were written about, when all the writer was trying to do, was simply state their own opinion about the product.
Numerous blog posts found in today’s fast paced and high tech society are written in a completely different style than in those that are mentioned above. Chances are, when you are viewing a blogger’s post, there is an alternative reason behind the act of providing their readers with an informative and well-written post. In one form or another, their ultimate goal is usually to try to sell you something. This can range from different types of products, specific services, ad space, or they may have even set out to sell themselves, such as in the case of a freelance writer.
If you are starting a blog, an important factor to remember, is to write in such a way that it persuades the reader. You want to avoid making them feel as if they were hit head on with a bothersome sales pitch. As far as the world of blogging is concerned, the writers who choose to use the sales pitch approach, instead of one that offers a persuasive touch, is an individual that rarely grows into a successful blogger.
When you use a persuasive writing, it can be helpful to include key points, as evidence that may be needed for any arguments of logic. There is nothing wrong with adding your point of view on matters that pertain to personal issues. However, when writing persuasive material, it is important to only include factual comments. Statistics and examples can be to your advantage when your information has been obtained from a reliable source. Another tactic to consider, would be to include testimonies from experts that are involved in some way with the topic you are writing about.
Conceding any opinions that may be opposing, before they occur, is a great way to give the reader every piece of information they could possibly need. Answering questions that are likely to be asked can go a long way when you are using persuasive tactics.
One key factor that should never be forgotten when writing a blog post, is that you are interacting with ‘real people’. It is much more beneficial to write in friendly tones, as if you were writing to a family member or one of your buddies. At all cost, you should avoid getting caught up writing in what will feel like a mechanical or robotic tone to your readers.
If you are creative enough then you open yourself to the great outside world opportunities, all the business or the decisions you take in life have many an uncertainty and risk factors involved but we have to face them and not turn away from it. If you think of Marla you might well wonder how she is having a ball, how she has been the queen of roost and what all things does marla know that Lou doesn’t know. To put it straight and perfect you should first understand what qualification a person is having, not just the book knowledge a person has to be creative from inside, Marla is one of those consummate creative entrepreneur, she has one of the best qualities that anyone would vouch for, being a creative thinker, if you have yourself those inner qualities you can do whatever you wish in life, people get things done when they are serious of their thoughts and serious about achieving their targets. Marla has a reason; people love her because of the reason that she doesn’t fear failure and is always ready to work with big or small enterprises, even an ally. Its not just her niche in artistic world she also has great entrepreneurial vision which allows her to do magical things that leads to great opportunities just out of no where, her mind is that of a business savvy mind which always is looking out for something new.
For mastering in things you want to achieve in life you have to have that creativity in you and the 3 critical skill sets which are mentioned below:
All the successes in life are not achieved with a click of a mouse you need to master them by putting your skills and sharpening your skill set with due knowledge setting your objectives straight.
- Collaboration – you have to connect to your partners to come out with good solution that will help you to keep pace with the competition, it will help you to work in close bonds with clients, partners, investors and professionals.
- Creativity – you can create new ideas by generating them, evaluate them with effect and take actions to run them in the company that will help you increase your sales and provide good services too.
- Entrepreneurship – identify the opportunities that come your way in market place or also in big companies, change your skills into actions and implement them.
We have known and we have seen that entrepreneurs totally rely on the creativity aspect and produce wealth accordingly if you see the modern day entrepreneurs you can see the concept of wealth creation goes even further as John Howkins rightly said that creative entrepreneurs are those who use their creative power to create wealth which lies in themselves rather than using outside resources.
By using their creative power entrepreneurs create value for themselves and for the company, the value is not just the physical products but these are some of the most demandable intangible assets like the brand name of the company, reputation, intelligence and network of partners. They are so used to projecting new things and bring up a desired position in the market and elsewhere in the world. The people who are creative entrepreneurs are not always freelancers, some are bound by company regulations and restrictions but they can surely help to innovate and bring up new things in the company. Freelancers are the people who do their work independently they are not bound by any regulations, they are paid by companies or individuals for particular task they are asked to do. This is the way they earn their livelihood, they charge their fees by the projects they day, on an hourly basis or daily basis depending on their work type. Freelancers are always in search of new challenging work which will give them proper edge over their other counterparts who are working for companies. Creative entrepreneurs are those individuals who are always ready to grab new opportunities thereby increasing their own expectation, and they produce results accordingly, the very same outlook brings them good opportunities and create a system for themselves and others around them that will help in wealth generation. Now let’s take a quick look at Mary’s story.
There was this young girl who always wanted to draw pictures, at the age of 11 she had enough of skills that her family created a studio specially for her by emptying their closet this was the place where she used to sit and draw the pictures for hours together without worrying about summers or winters. Slowly and gradually as the days passed she turned from a girl to woman and still kept on drawing pictures. She finally took up a job at some ad agency and also did freelancing work for clients with commission but she was not very happy with the type of the work she was doing that of drawing things which were ordered so there she started with her licensed drawings which she herself designed and sold to other greeting card companies and there grew her income level and her satisfaction for the job increased.
Not only just greeting card industry, she ventured out into other media and also hired staff to look after her wide number of fields. Even today she keeps drawing all her licensed designs and her staff get them reformatted and get them licensed for calendars picture, cards, animated films, t-shirts, mugs, books, etc. she became so famous in just no time that she launched her national magazine with her own name “Mary Engelbreit’s home companion”. If she wouldn’t have taken this step of doing some thing of her own, she had be freelancer or a contract author with companies to design their products. Mary would surely be happy individual with income and all but wouldn’t have got the satisfaction of her skills what she has today. She is now an entrepreneur, a creative entrepreneur just through her talent and hopes she has reached such great height, she now licenses her art and has built up a big business behind her name. she has already touched $1 billion of sales through retail selling, the art lovers know her name well and is an inspiration to millions of people world wide. She has also partnered with charity first book where she promotes literacy by giving millions of books to children belonging to the parents of low income group.
The concept of conventional thinking pursues the world of art and business as 2 different entities, they don’t have anything in common. We are all here to think of all the uncreative ways through which we can look at things in the case of Mary Engelbreit we can see the qualities of both an artist and that of an entrepreneur both of them working in great harmony.
While still many of us keep deciding out future plans till we finish our high school, there was this girl who made a firm decision of being an artist some day just at the mere age of 11, she has taken her company to amazing heights through her sheer hard work and success and of course dedication. Mary Engelbriet studios have acquired world famous name today with global licensing of her designs and she has entered in different arenas like the retail business, she is the same girl who still sits with her designs with same enthusiasm and with the same wonder, the same hopes and the same imagination.
Take the case of Caterina Fake, a designer, she started out with plain designer and was later working as Art director in some famous company, she also started with photo sharing portal which is today world famous. her famous business interests include sitting on the boards of creative commons and Etsy, she also takes interest in speaking at conferences and also gives lectures at universities and takes initiative in advising the starters in the field. She also takes deep interest in writing and also writes some fiction stories and also takes keen interest in poetry, art installations and making sculpture designs. Do you think her business is any different from the works of a creative artist?
Creative has no end. Marla wouldn’t have said so, she is herself “Artist in business” promoting business line, she describes herself as being an artist who is involved in the business and also an entrepreneur whose main line of business consists of creative art. Today we can term anyone as an entrepreneur because somewhere or the other we have created that niche for ourselves and others so that we can pursue our own life goals. Lou is finding that in full fledged, working out on his costs factor, the fears of steady job and searching a predictable career path, these are now only historical relics that change with time. The risk here is that of security the steps we take while adopting and entrepreneurial approach, we take up responsibilities and try to develop our skills in that field, we build up our network of clients, partners, investors and also build up a good reputation and proper skill set to achieve our goals. If we are working somewhere, you always learn something or the other, a learning experience while earning money and its an investment in itself that will remain with you as a knowledge forever.
This sounds like a real great news for someone like Jack who loves his independence unlimitedly. He always has something or the other to offer for some creative side of the projects currently on. He will go on and on till the time he become bored of his work and is made redundant, he keeps writing blogs every evenings through those flexed muscles landing him a book to write may not be a bad option after all, he has his collaborations with people around the globe. He knows that he can make it really big by writing blogs and make it big and take it too bigger heights, its not just about achieving one’s dreams it actually takes more than your dreams to succeed in the path you have selected.
The economy today is full of creative artist where people want to see something new and something which has good logic. It might sound easy to come up with creative ideas but only the artist knows what it takes to during brainstorming sessions. We can start up with a total different avenue in the field of art and creative. Please do not forget to write your comments regarding the things I have written and tell me your views of being an entrepreneur, the challenges that you will face and also using your creative side at the same time, etc.