I often feel quite uninteresting, sometimes to the point of being dull beyond belief. I spend a lot of time writing, which, by its very nature, is alone time. Then after I have written something, I spend a lot of time trying to figure out how to make people interested in it. Unfortunately, not everyone is interested in what I have to say. In fact, most of what I have to say matters to me, but not to the rest of the world. So I was lucky to find this video from Sam Horn that inspired and motivated me. My catch phrase is “See Be Do – See it! Be it! Do it!” – works for me, what works for you?
Sam Horn is the author of Got Your Attention?: How to Create Intrigue and Connect with Anyone, which provides great insights into how to be intriguing in life and business. Some of the key ideas she puts forth include: Ask questions based on pertinent facts
Did you know…? People like to hear interesting facts – it not only provides them with information but it makes you appear well-educated and informed.
Make what you say memorable and repeatable. Do you have a catch-phrase, a favourite quote, story or fact? Use it –make your talk viral.
Show and ask. Don’t show and tell. Make sure people relate. Make a proposal, provide a solution, describe a problem and ask how the other person relates to it. A
Ask lots of questions. Engage others by asking questions – Has this ever happened to you? Did you ever…? Have you experienced..?
Keep abreast of current trends, news, and stories New information is good information. Be hip. Be amusing. Be interesting.