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The Benefits of Version 1.0

My Ignite experience reminds me that the goal of speaking is engagement, even above conveying information. Looking back, I tried too hard to say too much.

I have a much deeper appreciation for people who can pull off a compelling talk. And I realize these people work hard to be compelling. Preparation is much more about editing then writing. Then again, conveying excitement to an audience–could it be something of a gift? Maybe a gift that grows through practice.

But as Greg Flanagan said in his wonderful talk “Make Mistakes,” I’ll call this version 1.0.


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Written by kirkistan

May 25, 2012 at 8:08 am

Posted in curiosities, making mistakes

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