If you are speaking and writing regularly, then you will know that coming up with topics, ideas, speeches and scripts is really motivating, often inspiring and definitely challenging. We are inundated with news and information night and day and it’s fast, spinning and totally relentless. Yet, I hear from many people that they don’t know what to write about next. They hesitate to speak at the meeting, to their boss, to the event organiser because they don’t know what to say. So, what you going to talk about next?
-The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes – Marcel Proust
How can you generate a supply of cool and hot topics to speak and write about?
What can you do to keep on top of and even ahead of this rapidly spinning news industry?
How can you create original stuff?
For me, it has always been a mixture of diving inside and searching outside. I look into myself for my opinions, points of view and feelings on a topic. Does it stir my passion? Make my fingers itchy to write? Is it something I agree with or feel strongly against? Then, I will do some research to see where this topic lies in Google, in the news and on social media. Sometimes, I overhear a conversation, a snippet, an expression that triggers in me that lightbulb moment. I am sure this has happened to you as well?
However, there are times when we all need a break, when we need some ideas and some stimulation.
Here are 4 suggestions to get your engine revved up.
1. Craft the art of re-purposing your stories and messages. Re-thinking and re-composing them. Taking on the topic from another angle. Add another character or give a new example from your life.
2. Read books, blogs and articles, case studies and watch TED Talks. Then, twist it around in your words, using your unique way of expression.
3. Talk and ask people for their stories, knowledge, experiences and opinions. (but always request their permission first!)
4. Tips and tricks and How to – are always popular. Use your experience and wisdom to fill the page and share your knowledge.
-The art of writing is the art of discovering what you believe – Gustave Flaubert
There are times when that scary blank page stares back at you and your pen lies flat on the table. I have also sat gazing dreamily at my keyboard with my fingers hovering. But we are surrounded by inspiring topics and events, it is just about looking in your heart and your environment and bringing out your unique sizzling version.
If expressing your opinions and ideas is important to you and yet, you are hesitating even struggling to get them out there – Schedule a chat with me. Together we can iron out those doubts and get your confidence and courage rising so you can be Heard, Understood and Believed. Go on! Hit that chat button below.
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Brilliant, inspirational blog! The best result of learning courage and confidence is to experience life with open eyes. Because miracles are always around but you have to have your senses open to enjoy them. Once you learn to be confident with courage, be ready for the wonder of reality. Thank you Georgia!
The wonder of reality – Yes! Love spreading the inspiration 🙂
Thank you, Georgia, you’re always inspiring. There are varying opinions on having what is commonly known as ‘Writers’ block,’ and I was mulling the ‘phenomenon in my head, when it struck me that – should I find myself in that position – I only had to use myself as a human ‘tool’ with the usual needs, to find an answer.
From the tops of our heads to our feet, we are living guides to a mind-boggling range of subjects. Starting from the top: wherein lie our brains. Even a lay person such as myself knows there are a trillion connections constantly occurring in the brain, and it is an unlimited, sometimes haphazard, ‘filing system.’ So what a subject to write about! ‘Mental Health’ is massively important as is ‘Yoga’ and ‘Positive Thinking.’ Then there are ‘Wigs,’ ‘Hair Care’ and moving to the face, ‘Skin treatments,.’ and how diet and exercise help. The obscenely high price of ‘hearing aids’ quickly comes to mind, plus ‘dentistry’….I could fill pages!
So, the next time you’re stuck for a subject to write about, just look in the mirror!
Whether you end up as a ‘Public Speaker’ or a rather small, but needed, cog in a larger wheel, ‘Positive Thinking.’ comes in very handy.
Great idea Joy, shall have my mirror ready by my desk 🙂