Sunday, February 26, 2017

Key Idea for Improving Your Writing: Listen to Great Speakers

Have you ever read something from so-called “writers” and asked yourself some variation of the question, “What in the heck made THIS person decide to become a writer?”
I admit that writing and speaking are not identical skills, but do you notice yourself feeling MORE excited after listening to a talk given by someone really moving, or it included an idea that made you think of things just a little differently than before you heard him (or her)?

Have you ever had a similar feeling after you READ something really entertaining or thought-provoking?

There are a lot of things great writers and great speakers have in common…or at least there are several similar things that most of the best ones seem to do.  Here is my list…
(Below, I also include some video examples that help demonstrate my point.)