Blogging (Writing) and Speaking Go Hand-in-Glove.
Writing is a great way to develop, and make better, the content of your presentations.
The analogy is: “If you really want to learn about a subject – Teach It!
The same holds true for blogging.
I know the subject of Public Speaking and Presentations. I’m an expert in this field. I’ve practiced and studied it for years. However, each and every time I write a new blog Post, I add to my knowledge of the subject.
My good friend and internet marketing mentor, Russ Henneberry blogs at least four times a week. Every Post he writes has valuable content. Over the last year, this activity plus others, have given him ‘Expert Status’ in the eyes of his readers and those who attend his monthly MeetUp, Tiny Business, Might Profits.
That ‘Expert Status’ gets him hired by people who need his internet training and services. We’d all rather deal with experts, wouldn’t we?
Following his advice, I’ve disciplined myself to publish a new Post every Friday. Each of them, including this one, pushes me to put my thoughts on paper (virtual paper) and do research. The research inevitably leads me to finding new information. Often my findings put in context something I knew, but had not used in my speaking or coached to others. Russ confirmed the same thing happens to him when writing Posts or preparing lesson plans for his MeetUps.
Blogging is not easy. It is hard work. Sometimes very hard work! It’s Monday, as I’m working on this Post to be published Friday. I’ve edited it and re-written it more than several times. I’ll work on it, again, before Friday. I check and recheck for grammar and spelling errors – and find them. (Sometimes not all of them!) That’s the nature of good blogging, and writing in general.
Each time I write it is a learning experience.
If you blog, you are teaching those who read the Posts. This is my goal.
My Posting teaches the components, parts and elements of a speech. I focus each Post on a specific subject relevant to developing, practicing and delivering presentations. If I do that well, you learn and improve your presentations. If enough people read and benefit form my Postings, I will become an expert in their minds. And since people want to deal with experts, the next step . . .
Take this advice on blogging and pledge yourself to do it on a regular basis. Do this and Your speech swill be: absolutely; positively; there’s no doubt in my mind; no ifs, ands, or buts about it; Your speech will be – No Sweat!