A Title A Day
Have you heard of NaNoWriMo? Every November people sign up to write 50,000 words of a brand new novel in a month.
Or 30 Days of Yoga with Adrienne?
It can be fun to commit to improving, a day at a time, over the course of a month.
My challenge to you this month will only take you 2 minutes a day, and will totally develop a Speaker Super Power….
A TITLE A DAY
Here’s how it works.
1) What’s one thing you MIGHT be curious to give a talk about?
2) Put that one thing in a title for a talk. It doesn’t have to be good. And if you get stuck, put WHAT, HOW or WHY before the thing and see what your brain gives you.
Quick note. This is not the time to start crunching through how you’d give the talk, or judging what your brain pulls up. Treat it lightly. Like this moment where my dog is just thinking a delicious thought, breeze blowing past his ears.
I just did it…
1) What one thing MIGHT you be curious to give a talk about.
WRITERS’ ROOMS (in relation to public speaking).
2) Title for a talk:
HOW TO CREATE A MINI WRITERS’ ROOM FOR YOUR NEXT TALK.
Until I did this super quick exercise, this was not a topic that I had considered, but now I would be super excited to investigate it! It makes sense….
I work 121 with clients, but have also been on multiple teams helping speakers create their talk. I’ve researched writers’ rooms for TV and comedy films, as I’m always interested in creative collaboration, and how brilliant minds contribute different elements. And I’ve been particularly fascinated by reports of what has and hasn’t been working with the move online for different ‘rooms’ during COVID.
Huh! I would definitely want to sketch out and develop this talk.
And that’s just Day 1. Tomorrow I might spend 2 minutes on…LANGUAGES.
And as always, make this work for you – your brain, your life. You could spend 10 mins a week instead. Do 10 titles at a time for the first 3 weeks, and then spend the last week reviewing or melding some together!
Have fun. And maybe share this post with buddy who can do it with you? Get together and pitch your favourites at the end of the month. See what catches their interest.
PS: I started 30 Days of Yoga in January 2020 and finished in…March 2020. But I did it! It all counts. And I had fun doing some yoga today 🙂