What topic would you choose to speak on?
I had been invited to speak in many occasions. One of the most challenging tasks is none other than selecting a topic to speak.
In my case, my target audience usually are entrepreneurs, salespersons, and corporate executives. If you are me what topic will you choose and why?
The first place to look for this answer is already in you, your heart. Within your own areas of expertise, what is the one specific area you love spending most of your time and energy?
The real question is, what topics could you speak about that brings the highest level of learning and success factors to your audience and where you receive the most fulfilment from?
If YOU don't know what to talk about, then better you not talk at all.
You talk about what you are an expert in and they are not.
And YOU must have them leave your talk with a great AhA.
Addressing the innate, unspoken anxieties of your audience is invariably a topic that will generate interest. Much of what passes for "Confidence" is frequently a disguise for a state of frantic anxiety concerning our ability to convince others of the value or worth of our produce or services and, indeed our own self-worth. Frequently, such trepidations are covered by a brash presentation of self and an attempt to shrug-off a need for support or assistance or advice from the peer group or those who may be or perceived to be competitors.
It is rarely one would find a group of any business or discipline that is fully composed of those who are without some elements of such fears and anxieties. An observer of the best known and recognized world leaders, in business, politics or prominent in the social circuits will readily recognize the tell tale signs of deep inner insecurity.
If you choose to speak about the unspoken you will find your audience is interested.
Motivation through leadership applying sources of influence with little or no use of persuasion.
A great topic would be "Self Care." I feel this topic is assumed to be a given with little time spent expanding in most business circles.
To be efficient in any proven system, you must be consistent in your daily approach and have the ability to adapt because nothing is perfect.
Also, the importance of taking breaks to recharge yourself. There are situations that require less sleeping and eating but it shouldn't be an everyday occurence.
Make an interactive speech, let people ask you about business issues they face currently, then discuss and advice, if part of something is out of your competence invite attendees to help, when audience need warming from your side - include your mosaichub answers by way of cases ( ask mosaichub for mdf :)
The topic about which I know the most and have the best stories - how to get insights from analytics.
That is a diverse list of topics. I would pick change-management. This is a subject this is often overlooked and has a major impact on any business. Even for a salesperson facing a new CRM system, without change management, the desired results may never be achieved.
With all due respect to the original poster, and the audience here...if you have to ask a bunch of strangers (who are most likely not going to attend your event), on what you should speak about, then you are probably not ready to be on stage just yet.
You will probably end up sounding very boring, and you may cover topics that will put people to sleep.
This is because you probably haven't narrowed down your expertise into a specific area, so that people who come to see you, will know exactly what to expect, and what you are going to talk about.
You don't want to sound like another "me too" speaker. A "me too" person is anyone that does "me too" activities. (someone who just does things because everyone else is doing the same thing.) Similar to setting a word press bog, and then realizing you have nothing to write about.
So if you think you need to be speaking on stage just because everyone else is doing it,
or just because you are invited, then please don't do it!
And if you have to ask others on what to speak about, then really, don't do it!
Try to become the guy who people come to see because you know and talk about one specific area. Otherwise you will see lot's of Yawns from Entrepreneurs, salespersons, and corporate executives who are not necessary interested in "all" things.