Think back to the last conference you attended. You heard an inspirational speaker & thought, "I can do that."
So, you pictured yourself on the big stage. You started thinking about what you would share. You went back to the office to work on it. And you got sucked back into your to-do list - for other people!
You keep saying to yourself, "I'm going to speak at this next year." You sit down on a chair at the neighborhood pool where you get your big ideas and write your outline - only to get back to the office and abandon it all again on Monday.
You find yourself back at that same conference hearing more speakers and KNOW you need to be up there but never find the time to make it happen. So...
You hire someone to write your talk for you - and after you read what they came up with FROM YOUR IDEAS, you realize it doesn't sound like you - at all.
You pay a lot of money for a class on performance or booking stages and then wonder, "WHAT THE HECK WILL I SAY?!"
You're not alone. Almost every speaker I've worked with has been right where you are. Including me. You tell everyone you want to do a TEDtalk or speak at SXSW or do a workshop at the conference you attend every year. You know more than the speakers. Yet, you also know that YOU are the reason you're not speaking.
"I'm so busy." "I don't have the time." "I don't have the money." "My to-do list is too long."
It's time to make yourself a priority and WRITE YOUR DANG TALK!
Someone needs to hear what you have to say.