One of my major goals this year is to do a lot more speaking engagements. I do a lot of writing and creating but my most valuable asset is public speaking. To the common person I am very quiet and reserved. Part of that is my nature, being calm and laid back and another part is intentional. I know who I am and how powerful my voice is. I've known it my whole life so I am careful with how much I openly speak. I prefer to save my words for specific purposes. Over speaking can dilute your message or confuse your audience with information overload.
On top of everything, my words are literally my business. It's how I make money and survive. I have to time all of my words and actions to line up with my projects and release dates. Often times when I speak candidly without it aligning with my work, my words get tossed around and used for other people's narratives. In order to control your own narrative of your life, you must have intent when you speak. Too many casual conversations with the wrong people could backfire and limit the effectiveness of your purpose.
Most people look at me as just Kasey Render or an individual. At the surface, I am a human being on the ground. At the same time I am a buzzing brand/business with a very big influence on my friends, family and community. There is a lot of potential for financial gain with my words. My specific experiences and perspectives are unique to my journey in life that happens to resonate with a significant amount of the world. A lot of my ideas or ways of thinking can easily get stolen if I'm not careful. This is similar to how a music artist protects their music. A singer is not going to just sing all their unreleased music to crowds prematurely. There is a marketing plan in place, there's certain steps and paperwork that has to be completed first to protect the artist and their brand.
My personal and business life sometimes gets intertwined leaving some confused. Not everyone will understand why you say certain things when you do but when art is attached, that understanding improves. The business of a creative will not be easily digestible to a person who has never made money off of their words/creations.
I use certain family and friends that I trust to work out the kinks with my speeches. I openly share select stories to see the best way to convey my messages. I don't memorize my speeches or talks, I practice by communicating often within my inner circle. My team behind the scenes hears and sees way more than what I put out to the rest of the world. I may say things 1-3 years earlier to my team and we'll sit on that until the world is ready to understand it fully.
I use the feedback to adjust how I approach delivering my message. Sometimes I'll omit select words or concepts if I see that the world isn't ready to comprehend or listen. I study human behavior and habits all day everyday. A lot of times a message doesn't resonate not because of the message itself but the timing of when that information was released.
UCF Self Love and Entrepreneurship - Speech Reviews
I frequently drop people from my inner circle when information gets leaked prematurely. Like the great Erykah Badu once said, "I'm an artist and I'm sensitive about my shit". I can spend months building up a plan to release content, whether that be a poem, a book, a video, a clothing brand etc. All that behind the scenes work would be wasted the moment an insider leaks partial information. My final products are final once I officially give it to the world. Anything before that is still a work in progress so when it gets leaked early I take offense to it because the creation gets judged before its time. The effectiveness is immediately diminished.
I will do a lot more speaking engagements this year that will help heal thousands of people. My speeches will help guide thousands of lost souls into the right direction. So much goes into speaking publicly at a high level. I am a very exclusive person. Everything will all makes sense with time...