Just Curious...

Uncategorized Oct 13, 2022

September was a heck of a month for Speak Masterfully alums and I gotta take a moment to brag about my clients.

(Don’t worry, I’ll keep it to a lightning round.  I could ABSOLUTELY talk your ear off like a proud mama after her kid’s first big recital, but I’ll try and curb that impulse.) 

So without further ado, here are 3 September success stories in 30 seconds or less. 

Last month…

  • One client took to the TEDX stage to share a message she’s truly passionate about 
  • Another booked her first paid speaking engagement
  • A third crushed his talk on the mainstage of a major tech conference

Absolutely nothing brings me more joy than seeing the dynamic, hardworking, inspiring people I get to call my clients becoming known as thought leaders in their respective fields

I can’t help but shout it from the rooftops.

But I’m not writing this blog PURELY with the purpose of bragging about the rockstars I’m lucky enough to work with.  

I felt compelled to share these 3 client success stories because I realized all three of these clients had something special in common...

They share one specific trait that I’ve noticed time and time again in the folks I work with who make the fastest and largest progress. 

They’re all extremely curious.

When attempting to acquire a new skill, it cannot be overstated what an advantage a natural sense of curiosity gives you. 

Sure, work ethic, aptitude, and discipline are all also great character traits to have, but I think people underestimate how crucial curiosity is to the learning process. 

Curiosity is what drives you to continue working on a skill on those days when your discipline simply isn’t showing up to the party. 

People who are internally motivated to learn about a subject, just for the simple love of learning, are the people who continue making progress even when there isn’t a looming deadline. 

Curious people are my very favorite kind of people. 

Side bar–This fact is immediately evident to anyone who’s met my husband, Alex, who has the ability to be absolutely enraptured by any conversation he’s a part of. 

(This is not an exaggeration. If you start passionately talking to him about your prized rock collection at a party you will have his undivided attention. And he probably will be Googling different kinds of ignatius rocks on the subway ride home.)  

Curious people are magnetic.

They make for excellent conversationalists, public speakers, and yes, even spouses.

And I believe we all have the ability to increase the amount of curiosity we bring to the day to day. 

For children, curiosity comes as naturally as breathing. 

Kids will ask “why” on repeat until an adult threatens to turn the car around. As we get older, some of us learn to tamp down that sense of wonder. 

But it’s still in there–just waiting to come out and get engaged.

Which is why I’ll end this blog by posing you a question that I hope engages your curiosity…

How can you cultivate more curiosity in your life this month?

Photograph of Sara Glancy on stairs
Headshot by Jessica Osber.

Sara Glancy is an NYC-based actor and public speaking coach and the founder of Speak Masterfully, a service that helps professionals take the stage with less fear and more fun! 

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