Last night my wife was surfing the internet and happened upon the UTube video of Susan Boyle performing in the semi finals of the show Britain’s Got Talent. Susan Boyle is a Scottish spinster who became famous after her first performance on Britain’s Got Talent. In the few weeks since her first appearance on the show the video on Utube has been watched by millions of people, she has been interviewed by Oprah Winfrey and featured on news broadcasts around the world. Susan Boyle has certainly become an overnight sensation, but she is far from an overnight success. The internet has created a tipping point for her international fame but her success is a result of a life time of practice in the art of singing.
- Writing and speaking outside your immediate agency or academy forces you to study and master your subject to a whole new level.
- It improves your writing skills.
- It improves your speaking skills.
- You learn a great deal from the feedback you get.
- It allows you to share thoughts, insights and tips that may improve someone else’s program or may even save someone’s life.
- Those who teach learn.
- Those who teach their peers learn even more.
- Conferences will usually waive your attendance fee if you speak so it may mean that you can attend one additional conference a year.
- It will expand the network of people you can go to when you have a problem and need some insight or advice.
- You will learn from reading what others are writing and from attending other people’s presentations.
Now that you have finished reading this week’s blog you can search the internet and listen to Susan sing if you have not already done so.