Getting Over Yourself

April 2, 2010

What if I’m not interested in the topic?

Filed under: Tips — Barbara Rocha @ 1:42 pm
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That can happen when you’ve been assigned a topic —  especially if it’s not your area of expertise.

If it makes sense to do so, you might suggest that someone who’s more knowledgeable about the topic do the presentation. If that’s not an option, ask some questions.

•    Why does the one assigning the presentation think the audience needs to hear the subject?

•    Ask  yourself: How will it help them? How can they use it? What aspect of the subject affects them or might they be interested in?

•    In addition, what aspect of the subject does interest you? There’s something about it that will interest you and them. There’s no such thing as a boring subject, only bored speakers. Refuse to be bored.

Once you see that it can be useful and find an interesting angle on it, you’ll gt more interested.

In the long run, you’ll save time, enjoy it more, and convey the message more effectively.

“You have brains in your head./ You have feet in your shoes./ You can steer yourself/any direction you choose. ”  Dr. Seuss

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