erroneous. I started to wonder if she had any ideas of her own.
It's true that there aren't many new ideas out there, and most of us are repeating a lot of the same information, just in a different way. But that's the key: In a different way.
When you simply quote others and repeat their words, you're not saying anything new AND you're not saying it in a new way. I see this on Twitter all the time: Stream after stream of pithy quote after pithy quote. This tells me nothing about the person. They just come across as a mimic.
If you are going to say the same thing everyone else says, in their voice or in their words, why bother? You aren't going to stand out. You aren't going to be memorable. You aren't going to make an impact on your audience, so why waste their time and your own?
What is your own unique point of view? Everybody has one. Each of us has our own stories and experiences that inform how we see the world. That's what audiences want to hear.
If you're afraid to be different or rock the boat, get over it. If you don't want to stand out, then you should quit public speaking right now, because there's no room for speakers who blend in with the crowd and repeat someone else's material. Audiences don't appreciate giving up their time (and sometimes money) to listen to regurgitated, boring content.
Be original or get off the stage.
Are you an entrepreneur or professional who's looking for better results from your speaking? Are you hoping to build credibility and visibility for your business or cause? Tired of just "getting by" and ready to deliver truly engaging and powerful presentation? Click here to fill out my consultation questionnaire and we'll schedule a time to talk!