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Maximize Your Talents: 9 Tips To Help You Stand-out In Your Talent Career. by KINGinVAHALA: 7:42pm On Nov 15, 2016
i'v always advised most people that come to me to help
them kick start their God given talents to always target a
particular group of people. For instance, if you can speak
fluently then you shouldn't target the uneducated because
they won't understand you and that may make your efforts to
produce no or less results.
Choosing a particular audience will also help you in choosing
the right media platforms to promote yourself and also the
kind of gigs you attend. For instance, as a motivational
speaker, my target audience are the educated. And I also
target a particular social class but that is a discussion for
another day. Choose your target audience and save yourself
some troubles.

Mark Twain once said "Behold the fool said, 'put not all thine
eggs in one basket' which is but a manner of saying, 'scatter
your money and attention.' But the wise saith, 'put all thine
eggs in one basket and watch that basket."
Having a vision for your life and sticking to it is a great way
to stand out as a talentpreneur. Let people know you for one
thing. George Robson said after winning the Indianapolis 500:
"All I had to do was keep turning left."
This doesn't mean that you shouldn't engage in other
ventures, but never you allow the other ventures overshadow
your first love. For instance, being a musician or chef doesn't
mean you shouldn't act in movies if you can, but never you
act more than you sing. Lets also learn from Walt Disney
who said "l love Mickey mouse more than any woman I've
ever known." And that's focus!

Get crazy a bit, bring out something that has never been
seen before. Be unique. Create your own style; hairstyle,
dress style, speaking style, dance style, in fact, just do
something unique. Unleash the creative genius inside you.
Please understand that some people in an attempt to be
creative tend to portray a brand that may affect not just their
present but also their future identity in a negative way.
Creating your own style sometimes may not be accepted by
others, but if you mind every oppositions to your creativity
you won't go far. Your own style of cracking jokes, dancing,
singing, speaking, dressing etc. is very vital to Standing out in
your career. In order to successfully create your own style,
you'd need to know more about people in your chosen field of
endeavor. otherwise, how'd you know if someone else is not
using the exact style you've chosen.

Almost everyone love a giver. Some people may not have
benefited from your giving directly but they will respect you
when they're sure that your giving is genuine and not some
PR stunt. People will always remember how and what you
gave than how you sang, danced, or spoke.
Be a genuine giver because according to the holy book,
charity covers up multitude of sin.

According to Abraham Lincoln "whatever you are, be a good
one." There are different kinds of people in life. There are
those whose minds can easily be captured by heart touching
stories about you, there're those whose minds can easily be
captured with philanthropic giving, but most enlightened
people will be attracted to you based on how good you are.
So therefore, develop yourself by going for training and
retraining or you will go out of vogue.

Most often, people will remember you because of a secret
you shared about you. I believe that one of the things that
have attracted the world to the American pastor Joyce Meyer
was her story of how she was sexually abused by her father.
Heart touching stories about you can help to turn the eyes of
the media to your direction thereby picking you out from the
For instance, if you're an addict, had been innocently
convicted, or had been physically or sexually abused, share
it. Don't be shy about it. Sharing your story will not only
make others talk about theirs, it will also make you a role
model and also provide you with platforms to share your
story and how you overcame. The world will always beam its
searchlight on anyone who has gone through tougher times
to emerge a success.

Get a name that can easily be pronounced and remembered.
If people can easily pronounce your name, then, it will be
easier for them to remember you. For instance, as a
motivational speaker, I've discovered that my name tend to
stand out anywhere I go. Some people have had to attend
some programs that I have been invited to just to see the
guy who bears Johnspeak Uwangue If your name is too long
or too common, change it, or remove some letters. So
therefore, get a name that portrays the field you're into or
going into and also the brand you want to be identified with.

8. BE YOU!
Being you is a vital ingredient for standing out in the crowd.
Don't live two lives because people are not fools, they will
eventually know and when they do, you'd lose their trust, love
and respect. If you have a personality that is not appealing,
work on it rather than cover it with a fake life. Nobody wants
to identify with a fake person.
Let the you in private be the you in public.

In any field of talentpreneurship that you have chosen, never
you throw away difficult tasks but rather, face them. The
man/woman who is able to turn mountains to plain ground is
the person that the world would want to know. If you want to
stand out as a Talentpreneur, then you must be prepared to
take on what scares others away. No wonder John Mason
(author, Why ask why) said "Choose a task for which you're
willing to exchange a piece of your life."


Written by John Uwangue (Johnspeak Uwangue) and Godwin Uwangue (Kinginvahala).

Johnspeak Uwangue
Motivational Speaker, Talent Manager & Coach.
For speaking and other inquiries please contact Johnspeak via Email: JohnspeaksUwangue@gmail.com

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