Relevant is not about you!!! As a leader, speaker or influencer - relevant is about the sensibility of your team or audience.
It truly amazes me to see speakers, leaders, teachers and even entrepreneurs at network like functions who have NOTHING RELEVANT TO SPEAK TO THE CROWD IN FRONT OF THEM.
Let me also say “being authentic” is not an excuse to be offensive. Being respectful of the style and sensitivities of your crowd will carry your presentation much further.
Let me be clear - I have been around the block so to speak - one has to work REALLY HARD to offend me. But disrespecting other people is the fastest way I know to turn off the audience or lose the sale.
If you only have one speech, one sales pitch, one 30 second intro for every single crowd - you should hire a coach or think through what you do and why a little bit more.
Leaders who care about others do not run rough shod over them.
“No one cares how much you know until the know how much you care.” John Maxwell (maybe not his original quote🤷♂️)