Friday, November 25, 2011

Engage - Getting over presentation nerves!

I used to get nervous about giving presentations, but somewhere along the line that changed and I began to love it. One of the most important things you can do, is engage people. Presenting is a chance to put that into practice. I used to wonder how people manage to go into presentations and confidently free style. I figured they must really know the content inside out, and though i still think that's true, I don't think that's the most important thing. You can't conquer presentation nerves by knowing a lot of content related

Switch on Steve Jobs

It's easy to tune out, easy to see something, feel something, but not realize how and why you feel that way.
Why bother tuning in? To gain amazing insights ... to create engaging presentations that force people out of their normal zone … forcing them to tune in and take a hard look at what's being said. Forcing them to be unassuming.
Here's a little example of tuning in. Hope you enjoy it :)

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Heli-Skiing and starting a business ...

I guess starting a business is like heli-skiing. You know the whole … helicopter takes you to the top of a mountain and then you jump out with your ski's on, and you hope that skiing your heart out is enough to get you home safe with a wild story to tell :) I was reading a blogpost about this earlier. What an amazing feeling it must be to start all the way up there, all alone, carving your way down. It comes at a price though: You have to jump, and then there's no turning back.

With a startup, jumping is about investing lots of time, money and soul. Once you're in, there's no turning back. If you stop, you lose, if you don't stop you invest more and the price of failure just keeps increasing. I want to know if I'm ready. Will this idea work? But you never really know if you're ready. I only know that If I don't jump I can keep this dream alive and dreams are risk free … at least for a little while, until I realize I've left it too late…

Monday, November 14, 2011

Time for a break?

You do need to relax ... but if you feel you need to take a break from taking a break then maybe you're losing time ... i.e. you'd be more energized if you found something to do

Crossing the line

Once you've crossed the line you feel great because the next line is out of sight. You're in new territory and anything's possible ... as you progress ... you see the next line and you may want to quit ... don't ... there's new territory waiting to be discovered.