With today’s fast-moving entertainment and news cycles, creativity is a requirement for connecting with an audience. Even the nightly news is now filled with entertainment segments. No, you don’t need to be a comic or to include “entertaining material” in your educational presentation “just because.” Use creativity where it will enhance your presentation AND bring your point across even stronger.
Where to get inspired? Two great sources are the following:
- READ. Read inspiring books. The kind of books which make you think about your life. A fantastic book given to me by a friend, Joey Guido (check him out at www.JoeyGuidoSpeaks.com) is The Alchemist. If you want an entire list of books, Leave a Comment below and I’ll share another great book with everyone. For every comment, a new book will be added.
But wait, you don’t have time to read a book? Start your day with 15 minutes and take a 15 minute reading break during the day. One of the worst advice people continually give is “Read as you go to bed” – so you can fall asleep and not absorb the energy/inspiration from the book? Read DURING the day.
- Exercise with NO MUSIC and/or TV. Many of my most creative ideas and concepts occur during while I am running. I do not listen to any music – just run. Having that quiet time to myself where no one can distract me (including myself) is priceless. Don’t want to run? Go for a walk by yourself. You don’t have to run a marathon. I only run 2.5 – 3.5 miles which gives me plenty of time for thought creation.
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