5 Takeaways from Speaking at Cre8tive Con (and How to Pursue Your Creative Dreams)

I recently had the honor of speaking at Cre8tive Con, a conference for creatives and entrepreneurs looking to level up their skills and make meaningful connections. As a podcast host and business coach, I was excited to share my expertise and connect with other like-minded individuals. And I’m happy to report that the experience was even better than I could have imagined.

In this post, I’ll share 5 takeaways from my speaking experience at Cre8tive Con, along with actionable tips for pursuing your own creative dreams.

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Believe in yourself and take action

When I first heard about Cre8tive Con, I knew I wanted to speak at the event. But I also had doubts and fears about whether I was qualified or experienced enough to deliver a valuable message. Thankfully, I pushed past those doubts and applied to speak, and I’m glad I did.

If you have a dream or a goal, it’s important to believe in yourself and take action, even if you’re not sure how it will all work out. As the saying goes, “you miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” So if you want to speak at a conference, write a book, start a business, or any other creative endeavor, take the first step and believe in yourself.

Find your niche and share your unique perspective

When I crafted my talk for Cre8tive Con, I knew I didn’t want to deliver a generic keynote that could have been given by anyone. Instead, I focused on my unique perspective and experience as a podcast host and business coach. By finding your niche and sharing your unique perspective, you can stand out in a crowded market and connect with the right audience.

Make meaningful connections and collaborate with others

One of the best parts of Cre8tive Con was connecting with other creatives and entrepreneurs. I made so many valuable connections and had inspiring conversations that helped me see my work in a new light. By collaborating with others, you can expand your reach, learn new skills, and create something greater than what you could have done alone.

Focus on providing value and building trust

As a speaker, my goal was to provide as much value as possible to the audience. I focused on sharing my best insights, stories, and practical tips that could help creatives and entrepreneurs succeed. By providing value and building trust, you can establish yourself as an authority in your field and gain the loyalty of your audience.

Keep learning and growing

One of the biggest takeaways from Cre8tive Con was the importance of continuous learning and growth. There were so many knowledgeable speakers and attendees, and I learned something new from each and every one of them. By constantly seeking out new information and perspectives, you can stay ahead of the curve and continue to improve your craft.

Now, I want to leave you with a few actionable tips for pursuing your own creative dreams:

  1. Identify your goals and take small steps every day to achieve them.
  2. Find a mentor or accountability partner who can provide support and guidance.
  3. Learn from others in your field, whether it’s through reading books, attending events, or joining online communities.
  4. Be persistent and don’t give up, even when faced with challenges or setbacks.
  5. And finally, surround yourself with positive and supportive people who believe in your dreams.

I hope you found these takeaways and tips helpful in pursuing your creative dreams. I encourage you to listed to the full episode in my podcast page. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to reach out to me onĀ LinkedIn.

Happy creating!