For over 20 years, Vasi Huntalas has innovatively engaged groups as a speaker, transformational workshop facilitator, and intuitive leadership coach. She inspires entrepreneurs and other visionary leaders to think differently so they can navigate changing times with greater ease, calm, and momentum. Also an artist, she believes everyone is creative once they befriend their inner critic and embrace their inner child. She has guided hundreds of people in amplifying their intuition, creativity, and vision using an innovative process she pioneered. With a background in experiential learning and whole systems design, Vasi engages the mind, body, and heart of her audiences so they can align with a greater vision for their life and business.
How to creatively inspire your audience
Based on experiential learning and her experience as abstract paintings artist, Vasi recommends the following best practices to creatively inspire your audience:
- After you tell a story or give an example, encourage your audience to think “Imagine if you were to…” or ask “What would that look like for you to…?” This gives people a way to tap into their powers of imagination, vision, and intuition so they can expand their thinking. It also engages their hearts which makes the presentation personally relevant to them so they begin to listen differently.
- Provoke curiosity. Ask them to briefly journal to a question that deepens their self-reflection on the ideas or tips you are presenting. A question like “Which of your situations or challenges could benefit from using these ideas?” motivates people to solve a problem in a new way by opening their mind to different perspectives and behaviors.
- Guide them in creating a one-sentence takeaway on an index card. Prompt them by asking “How will you use what you learned today?” They can post it in their workspace or take a photo on their phone so they can reinforce the action and create momentum in the days ahead.
How speakers can keep being creative
“Intuition tells the thinking mind where to go next.” — Jonas Salk
The 3 Word Rebellion by Dr. Michelle Mazur
Routine to Shine
Visualize success as a speaker: how you feel, being energized, telling the right stories, how your audience reacts, etc. Do it every day, just a few seconds.
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