On Conference Speaking: “There is nothing I have to say that would interest people”
by Chris Edwards
A couple of years ago my good friend Sean Dunn pushed me out of my comfort zone and got me into public speaking. Ever since then I’ve been eager to pay it forward and encourage others to speak.
The same reason I hear from every person I suggest should speak is:
“There is nothing I have to say that would interest people”
Here is why that is simply not true.
Assume you believe me, then your next response is likely:
“Nothing exciting has happened to me. I don’t have any stories to tell”
Let me attempt to change your mind.
I’ve got a time machine that can take you to meet yourself two years ago. What is the biggest piece of advice that you would give yourself? What story could you tell to make your point?
I can guarantee you that there are many other people out there that could benefit from your story.
If you’re convinced, I encourage you to tell it to the world. Write a blog. Speak at your local user group. Submit to talk at a conference.
If you like help, I’m eager to pay it forward. Leave a note below, or contact me on Twitter and let me know how I can help.