#TalkTips

30 tips in 30 days on writing and giving talks at conferences.

#TALKTIPS DAY 29: A TALK OF YOUR OWN

All the practice, all the talks, revisions, edits, methods, tips, tricks, heart-panics, nerves... All the things I do and go through to make my message one that hopefully moves at least one person. I do what works for me. I share my process in hopes that it may help someone else's path. Or at least offer a point of perspective or comparison. Sharing my process also serves as a point of self-documentation, so maybe next year when I look back, I can laugh at myself and think, "Did I really do it that way?"

I change my process a lot. I experiment. Most importantly, I get out there and I speak a lot, because I feel I have things to share and I want to not only get better at this, I want to be really good at it. I love speaking. I feel energized, alive and humbled when I'm up there sharing my stories.

When you do talks, share your learnings along the way. Share what works and what doesn't. Even the embarrassing moments make great lessons and usually, even greater stories.
Share your heart and your path. Make every talk you do a talk of your own.