We all know we should say something to be seen and heard, but…what?
How to find your thought leadership ideas is a topic I’m extremely passionate about, as most people are so close to their brilliance that it’s hard for them to see how they can package it for other people.
Here are a few ways to know what you have to say if you’re “too close” to your genius”
AGGRAVATION. Look at what irritates you or aggravates you – this could be the basis for a powerful Op ed.
SOLUTIONS. Look at the problems you solve. How can you create tactical content to help others?
CONTENT. Look at your existing content: if you speak, can you turn your deck into the basis for a book? If you write articles, can you turn them into a talk?
YOUR INSPIRATION. Look at when you first started doing what you do – what inspired you? What stories do you remember from that time?
YOUR AUDIENCE. What audience do you serve? Who was the first person representative of that audience that you remember helping?
When you’re clear on a starting point for a big idea you want to explore, you can:
Make a list of your frequently asked questions
Make a list of the best and most timeless advice you typically give
Make a list of people you’d love to interview – how can they serve as protagonists that illustrate the points you want to make?
Make a list of your best results – let the case studies form your chapters or episodes
Define Your Big Ideas is the third step in the five step process of Package Your Genius. If you’re interested in learning more about defining your big ideas, as well as the other four steps to building your most powerful personal brand, check out the book Package Your Genius: 5 Steps to Build Your Most Powerful Personal Brand, available on Amazon.