1 OF 4 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW TO BECOME A PROFESSIONAL SPEAKER

What’s your shtick? What’s unique about you? What’s your thing?

Every professional speaker has a thing — a shtick. Their thing happens to be true and able to be summed up in a sentence or two. Captain Scott Kelly was in space for a year. Liz Murray went from Homeless to Harvard. Noor Tagouri is the first American journalist to wear a hijab while reporting the news (Yes, that’s a big deal in America).

"I just want to have a kickass time and live in service to God's will." -Rainn Wilson