An Oscar Type Moment

Mar 11

During any talk or presentation I give I make sure that people can reach out to me to share a story, ask a question and even challenge me. I value the ways in which we don’t need to let a one time presentation but a one time presentation. Recently, someone shared a great story and I thought I’d pass it along here. It’s a story about gratitude, joy...

Read More

2012: My Year in Numbers

Dec 27

It's not like I have nothing else to do but when people ask "Where do you find the time?" it's usually not because they think what I've done is so amazing but rather so dumb or insignificant.  Thanks for the compliment.  I take solace in Clay Shirky's statement that "even the stupidest creative act, is still a creative...

Read More

Best day

Apr 14

Remember when people used to post videos they liked on their blog? Now we just tweet or post them to Facebook which is fine I suppose. This video is one I'm sure many of seen as it is destined to go viral if it already hasn't. I first saw it on twitter and since have watched it at least 7 times showing it to all members of my family who each watch with smiles...

Read More

1461 and counting

Jan 01

1461 and counting

It's been nearly 1,500 days in a row that I've been taking a photo a day. I don't think I've missed more than an handful of days over that time. I continue to learn and find it now to be truly be a part of me. I don't ponder whether I'll keep doing it, I have no reason not to. It's not a chore anymore. As I've mentioned often, it's...

Read More

The Presentation Karaoke

Nov 11

The Presentation Karaoke

I've had a few people ask me about this so I thought I'd share something I've been doing recently. Having done my share of workshops, I recognize it's challenging to spend a half day or full day with strangers and provide a meaningful learning experience. Most workshops I've attended usually consist of someone giving some type of initial...

Read More

Pimp My Slide

Oct 20

Pimp My Slide

I like design and I like making slides. We know that images can increase recall and understanding. You don't have to agree and this post isn't so much about convincing you of that as it is about the wonderful ways in which collaboration and push back can happen online and actually make things better.  I've been thinking about the phrase which I have...

Read More