I love meeting new people online. Connecting is a rich reward when you find like minded people.
Because here's the thing: In our world of uber online connection, many of us are still lonely. Reaching out can be a great healing tonic. Sharing who YOU are on-line draws naysayers at times, but it will MORE likely bring you like minded people who may become lifelong connections and friends.
Periscope is an app that has allowed me to do this (My handle is @KwesiSekou). There is nothing more vulnerable than going live in front of a camera, with anyone available to watch, and sharing you. No filters, no perfection, just you.
I spoke LIVE in front of over 400 people last Monday, and my message generated a “tweetable” that I'll repeat here: IN OUR IMPERFECTIONS, WE MAKE THE DEEPEST CONNECTIONS.
By sharing my story, background and my new journey as a speaking coach – Live and on Periscope - I have made some amazing connections, and learned so much about myself and other people.
At a professional level, I have also hooked up with other storytellers and coaches online, including a new friend from whom I'm sharing today's content. His name is Ruben Arana, and if you are on Periscope, he is a fun, engaging and knowledgeable man who provides great entertainment and education on Periscope (Handle: @Teach_all_iknow). We have also collaborated to provide in depth Storytelling and Speaking training online.
That being said....here is the reason that if you feel compelled to SPEAK, you need to RUN with that. WORDS are powerful. WORDS can change lives. But that is just the BEGINNING...
The late Jim Rohn provided this gem as well. One action does not change your life. It is the result of many actions, repeated daily, that create one of Darren Hardy's secrets to success from his book “The Compound Effect” - Momentum. Momentum is simply created by the daily habits that we engage in. Repeated actions create life changing habits, which start to change...
What do you want to leave behind to future generations?
What do you want to leave behind for your family?
What do you want YOUR mark on this world to be?
WORDS are everything. The right words can change lives. When you speak, take on this challenge with energy and enthusiasm. Never just give a speech. Never just speak.
YOUR words...can change someone's Thinking, Feelings, Actions, Habits, Character, Destiny, and Legacy.
Think about that before you write your next speech.
The World needs your Words.
Speak. Share. Serve.
Kwesi Sekou Millington
Speaker & Certified World Class Speaking Coach
Kwesi Millington helps speakers, presenters and youth to connect with their audiences and master their messages using the power of storytelling in their speeches & presentations. He is a Certified Public Speaking Coach & Youth Mentor.