What Differentiates You as a Speaker?


With thousands of speakers competing for meeting and convention work, what differentiates you from the pack? If you’re saying the same thing as everyone else, how will your audiences see you as a thought leader? Watch this short video I shot at NBC studios in Charlotte, NC where I was being interviewed at the Democratic National Convention about my new book:  Sex, Politics and Religion: How Delusional Thinking is Destroying America. I’ll look forward to your comments.   Steve Siebold

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  1. darryl says:


    I did post my thoughts on your web site about two weeks ago concerning discrimination and your ‘moderator’ did not allow it. It was loaded, straight, gripping, clear, poignant, and zingy. Oh, … also factual. I supposed I stood out but failed level 2: palatability. Does the public only want to hear smooth things? I suppose, but if I consider myself a watchman and see danger coming, I must sound the alarm. I guess I could ring the bell softly but would the public pay sufficient attention to the sound a whistle as they would to a midnight siren blast? The latter … may be too late.

  2. I guess it depends on whether you use controversy as an attention-getting gimmick or not.

  3. Thank you – an important tidbit and certainly critical to promotion – you obviously have the right “feeling” for getting attention.

  4. Steve,
    Fascinating stuff once again. Agree, being unique, differentiated and controversial certainly gets attention and interest. In this turbulent world I think the masses get confused as to which direction to go in, so anyone who can give deep insights into the way things really are is a prime source of leadership. As for taking the discussion to the edge of what the audience and media can digest in one go, must require great empathy and mastery of communication.

  5. Donald Williams says:

    Steve, I understand what you’re saying but please give me an example of what you mean about having an edgy topic.

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