We have to, Be Consistently Interesting.
Let's talk about that for a second.
Just Be Yourself:
Isn't "consistently interesting" best achieved when you focus on nothing more than just being who you really are? You know, being "you!" It's too difficult trying to be something you're not. We've all been there at some point or other and you have to admit, it's hard work indeed.
Urban Monk talks about "The Power of Being Yourself." The fact that each and every one of us is unique in our own light. When we speak from a place of sincerity, we let that unique light shine through. In blogging it's called passion in writing. It's so much easier to write and connect with people when it comes from a place of sincerity; an end only accompllshed through the power of being yourself.
Share Your Passion:
The best presentations (and blogs are most certainly that, presentations of ourselves and the messages we wish to convey)... The ones that truly captivate us and leave us wanting for more...are the one's that Valeria Maltoni says contain "the secret sauce."
"the one ingredient that will make your presentation spark is the joy you put into it." -- Valeria Maltoni, Conversation Agent
That joy stems from passion. And passion my dear friends is something you can never really fake.
Once you do get someone's attention and a two-way dialogue ensues, the only thing left to do is to continue to be consistently interesting by doing as Florence Scovel Shinn says:
"Be interested, and others will find you interesting."
[Thank you Mousewords for the quote.]
For more on that, read Dale Carnegie's "How To Win Friends and Influence People."
[Photo by: Geoff Penn]