Why Nobody Cares About Your Goals And What To Do About It

How many times have you attended a conference or seminar to gain insights and self improvement, only to leave the event super charged up but inevitably you take no action towards implementing your ideas and executing on your vision…

Why is that? For many of us, myself included it is a fear that keeps us from doing the actionable steps. Sure some could say “it’s easier to think it than do it” and that’s true. Some might say “I thought about it but the more I did the less of a good idea it seemed to be.”

Does this sound familiar? SURE DOES… We’ve all done it!

So what’s going to be different this time, you might say… Well I am here to share 3 things with you that will immediately make it different for you then it has ever been so you can actually feel good about the direction you’re going and the actions you plan to take.

“It starts by first making the decision and then doing the hard part… Begin taking action.” – Al Jensen

Imagine how incredibly fast your business can grow and how quickly you can achieve your goals by simply taking action?

Here are 3 Steps To Realizing The Dreams You Want And Taking Action On Them To Achieve Any Result You Can Set Your Mind To Having:

  1. Make the decision and stick to it.
  2. Set a date of action and a deadline to reach your goal.
  3. Begin taking action and don’t stop until your goal is reached.

For many of us this is just something that you fear… So don’t fear it! Start by making the decision to write down your goals on paper. Keep it short and concise so it is easy to understand and identifiable for you at a glance. Measure your results by taking action on the goal or goals that you have.

One of the best things you can do is limit your goals to no more than 3. Often it is said that you can work on as many as 6 things at a time. While that may be true for some I would recommend 3 of the things you could be working on for yourself in your business are 3 clearly defined goals.

Having that little list makes it much easier to overcome the fear and simply begin chipping away at the goal so you can achieve it.

In the book “The E-Myth Revisited” Michael Gerber says, “if you don’t write down your goals, then you don’t own it.”

Own your goals by being clear and holding yourself accountable to working towards them every day.

I recently attended a Toastmasters event and Darren LaCroix, who is a keynote speaker, author, comedian and 2001 World Champion of Public Speaking was there to practice his speech for an upcoming speaker convention that he had happening here in Las Vegas. Darren is certainly well accomplished at what he does and he mentioned that he wasn’t always a great speaker. It took time, it took practice and most of all “it took action.”

You see Darren wanted to be a great speaker and comedian and he had been working the open mic night stages anywhere he could find a spot in Boston some many years ago. He realized that he wanted more stage time and that he had already maxed out speaking on stages at the available open mic nights in his area. He decided to take even more action on reaching his 3 goals by becoming a member of Toastmasters.

Darren was so excited because now instead of being limited to only open mic nights at some local clubs and bars in town he soon realized by becoming a member at Toastmasters he could speak in front of people and take action on reaching his goals of being an incredibly good speaker.

The best part is he found that in this network of Toastmasters there we 4 clubs in his local area and he wasn’t limited to just one of the 4. Darren knew right then if he wanted to reach his goal of being incredibly great at speaking he needed more stage time then just open mic nights and the audience at Toastmasters was a great one, so he doubled down on what worked and joined all 4.

His goals were simple…

If he wanted to be great at speaking he knew he needed 3 things:

  • Opportunities to speak on stage in front of people
  • Continually and actively speaking in front of audiences
  • Taking consistent action towards reaching his goal

That’s just what he did! Darren joined all 4 Toastmasters and still continued doing his open mic night comedy routines. Life as a professional speaker began to shift for him and he almost immediately went from only speaking once or twice a month to speaking 4-5 times per week by utilizing the resources he found available to him simply by TAKING ACTION.

Now is a great chance for you to begin taking action towards your dreams of becoming a a better speaker and Toastmasters is a great way to do it!

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How To Use Storytelling And Preparation To “Sharpen Your Ax” And Win Over Your Audience

As a speaker or presenter you are always challenged to deliver from the stage and often you do just that BUT… What are the key takeaways that you want your audience to have? Determining this for your audience before you take the stage is highly important and highly effective for you to leave the right impression as a speaker.

So often speakers get caught up in the excitement of the presentation and without careful thought, as well as careful preparation for your audience the takeaway(s) that you may want your audience to have could be left out, overlooked or missed completely.

One insider tip for you as a Speaker to connect more effectively with your audience is to utilize storytelling.

YES, the power of preparation for your speech in from of your audience is important but STORYTELLING makes it memorable…

Using storytelling is so powerful because it makes what you’re talking about and sharing with them “sticky.” Storytelling helps your audience relate to the content and the message. It gives them a chance to see some of themselves or a relationship with the story and associate it with something them can use in their mind as a frame of reference. The more effectively you can use practical storytelling in your presentations or speeches the more you can expect that the audience will remember and take away exactly what you intended for them to get from your speech.

“Storytelling makes for a memorable presentation that was designed by association.” – Al Jensen

Other great aspects of storytelling allow for you to work some humor into your speech which is always an effective way to get and keep your audience’s attention. Humor can be effective in waking up the crowd, bringing back those drifting off in their heads and making personal connections with the right type of people that the content you are presenting or speaking on is their to serve.

Imagine how much more powerful your next speech or presentation can be with these 3 simple to use speaking tips:

  1. Prepare for your audience by determining what the desired “takeaways” are before you take the stage.
  2. Use storytelling in your speeches and presentations to make a great connection that is memorable and delivers your message effectively.
  3. Leverage humor whenever you need to bring them back or break the ice so your audience will listen with intent.

Now you’re ready to give the presentation you really want to deliver and I’m sure these three tips can be huge in helping you do so. If you’re ready to take your speaking career as a professional speaker that gets paid to speak or as a more effective presenter to the next level then I’m ready to help you. As a gift my team and I have assembled 52 Speaker Tips that every speaker from seasoned to novice should have.

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