Positioning’ is the art of being seen in the right light. Public Speaking is the art of leading a room. Combine the two and you have a potent formula for career-advancement. 

When last did you volunteer to lead the room by speaking in public? When last did you invest in raising perceptions of yourself?

Most people will avoid public speaking like hard exercise, but acting outside of what ‘most people’ would do will set you apart. If anything, industry icons seek out the things that most people are not willing to do and call them an action plan. 

What’s the next big industry event on your calendar? When will the high-level role-players gather in the same room with you? Imagine if you put your name down, today, as one of the speakers on the agenda. Find a topic of value and commit to presenting it. Make the offer today and change your trajectory. Have the courage and own your industry.