Today, I discovered or at least I remembered how much I love to talk to an audience. I find beauty in sharing information of value. To me, it is an empowering feeling when you are either presenting an idea, a product, a service, or you are even telling the world a personal story that your audience can benefit from.
It isn’t even an ego thing, I assure you. For those of you who don’t know me personally I really am not interested in fame. I am not interested in increasing my social media following, and I certainly am not after gaining online celebrity status. But, I do love the idea of sharing knowledge, or responding to another person’s concerns, or speaking to a room full of strangers who are there to listen to me, not because I am powerful or fabulous but because they feel that I have something to add to their lives.
This discovery hit me today, while I was giving a presentation to a room full of workshop attendees about a networking platform developed by the non-profit organization I work for. There was something really inspiring about the fact that the listeners will soon benefit from the information I was sharing.
This is also the same feeling I get when I give an inspiring speech at a Toastmaster Club, and I do love it when someone comes to me after the talk and thanks me for the information they gained, or when someone tells me that I added to their lives.
It is in moments like these that I remember why I love public speaking;. It is really about the realization that your words make a difference.
In a nutshell I am a chatterbox and yes sure I love to talk. However, it is better to talk to an audience that would listen then it is to talk to yourself in the mirror. I guess in this life, we all strive for relevance and meaning. To us, as thinking human beings, we all want to be relevant or useful to the world we live in.
However, in a society like ours that thrives on a person having a job and making an income, very little attention is given to the importance of liking what you do. Very little space is given to the need to ask ourselves when we wake up every morning, what it is that we add to the world around us.
If one’s work or day to day life doesn’t provide a clear answer to that question, then it is time to really search for something else. But, to me I do believe that our words have power and that is why, if what we say is not of value or relevance to others then it is better to not speak at all.
Our words and our action and our work all reflect our relevance in the world.
This is my simple random thought on the matter.
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