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I’m often asked what’s the best thing about being a speaker? There are tons of great things. You get to travel and experience new places. You control your schedule. You can earn an amazing income. But the absolute best thing about being a speaker is making a difference in people’s lives. No book, podcast, or coaching program can impact someone’s life quite like the right presentation at the right time delivered by the right speaker. These moments are magical!

Making a Difference

Want proof? The picture above is from a recent Instagram post. It’s from someone who heard me speak three years ago. Talk about lasting impact! Check out what she said…

In honor of hump day and #20BeautifulWomenChallange, I decided a triple post day was acceptable. For those of you not aware, in the coming months I have 2 very important jazz competitions, district and chapter FFA officer elections, and FFA districts. I will also be appearing at many of the local council to push for some much needed changes at our county fair.

These things are definitely not something I always knew I wanted to do. Some are not a big deal, but district officer elections, for example, are something that scares me quite a bit. Of course I do it because I love it, but with a touch of fear.

I suppose you’re wondering what “I ❤️ Wawa” means. You can thank public speaker @KentJulian for that. Look him up on YouTube. I heard him speak at the state 4H conference 3 years ago and still remember things he said. You can’t hate your Wawa until you face your Wawa.

Quick mini shoutout to @kent_julian. You are easily one of the best public speakers I have ever heard, and I can see every day the ways that “Show up and Shine” makes a difference in my life. Since that June afternoon, “my name is Shawn, I’m 4 years old, and I love Wawa” goes through my head at least once a day. You have made a positive impact on my life, as well as the 999 other 4Hers there, so thank you for that.

To my followers, do what you love and love what you do, and don’t be afraid to jump into the Wawa!

Notice, this young lady heard me speak three years ago. Three years ago! And not only does she remember the core message, she’s living it! It doesn’t get any better than this!!

The Speak It Forward Boot Camp will help you launch your speaking business. It shows you, step by step, how to go from no brand and zero bookings to running a successful, six-figure business. The Killer Keynote Conference will help you develop an unforgettable presentation and equip you to deliver it without depending on notes.

Obviously, both conferences deliver outstanding results. Yet the heartbeat behind each event is to empower you to make a difference…a positive, lasting difference…in the lives of others. That’s what it’s all about!

Question: Have you experienced making a difference in someone’s lives through speaking? Please tell us about it.