The Speech Moves
How we interact with others says a lot about who we are. But social media has completely changed the dynamics. In the process of progress, it’s easy to forget how to authentically connect. Let’s take action to give our words greater meaning.
Science says it takes 30 days to form a habit.
WSB designed this month-long challenge to help you communicate with purpose and connect more deeply with the people around you. The steps you take should give you the tools to commit to meaningful interactions every day – well beyond the scope of the challenge.
So how does it work?
Below you'll find daily tasks to help you become a better communicator. They only take a few minutes to complete, and can be done on your own or with a team. You'll need a journal to track your progress.
Sign up here to get your official welcome email, with exclusive access to a video series starring some of our favorite changemakers. They'll give you real-life strategies to communicate better at home, on the job, and in life.
You Can Do This.
Below you’ll find 30 challenge cards. Show us photos or video of you or your team completing these tasks. You can also share the cards and challenge people you know to get involved. Use the hashtags #SpeechMoves and #30DayChallenge.
What is Speech Moves?
Speech Moves is a grassroots digital movement, initiated by WSB to reinforce the power of speech.
The movement launched officially on March 11, 2018 at SXSW, and has drawn together some of the world’s most influential people – including Bret Baier, James Comey, Stephanie McMahon, Tony Blair, Abby Wambach, and Sugar Ray Leonard.
The people who lent their voices to the Speech Moves initiative all represent varying political beliefs, occupations, industries, and backgrounds. They came together to push back against the anger, ignorance, and spite that passes for dialogue, to put greater emphasis on speaking thoughtfully, listening carefully, and engaging with meaning.
What is WSB?
WSB (Washington Speakers Bureau) connects the greatest storytellers of our time to audiences around the globe.
For nearly forty years, the agency has represented prominent leaders – including titans of industry, global leaders, renowned journalists, entertainers, and sports heroes – whose stories, ideas, and experience have had a profound impact.
WSB revolutionized the lecture industry through a commitment to integrity and great customer service. The Speech Moves initiative is just another way it’s continuing to drive impact.
Why should I take the 30-Day Challenge?
If you’re looking for ways to engage more with others, and want to take a positive stand against the barrage of negative, harmful conversations happening around you, the 30-Day Challenge is a perfect fit.
Some of the tasks we’ll give you are easy. Others will take a little work. But – by the end of the challenge – you should feel a real sense of accomplishment and, hopefully, feel more deeply connected to the people in your life and the environment you live and work in.
How do I participate in the 30-Day Challenge?
Participation is easy. Here’s how to jump in.
Above, you'll find 30 challenge cards - each featuring a short, daily task to help you foster better communication. You can track your progress in a personal journal, or with this downloadable checklist.
To get access to more tips and resources, enter your email address in the sign-up form to get your official welcome email.
If you want to make a bigger impact, challenge a group of friends or coworkers to join you in the 30-Day movement.
How can I learn more about WSB speakers?
WSB represents speakers from all backgrounds and industries, who share their big moments and bold ideas with audiences all over the world.
To learn more about WSB speakers and household names you know, visit www.wsb.com.
For more insight into WSB’s $15K-and-under speakers — some of whom are featured in the 30-Day Challenge video series — go to WSB DirectConnect at www.wsbdirectconnect.com.
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