September 12, 2014 Leave a comment
Spent most of yesterday focused on creating a draft of a slide deck. Previously I would hurry through creating a deck. However, now I’m having to slow down…because I will not be the one presenting to the executive committees. So I will not be there to answer questions or bridge the gap in logic.
Over the decades I’ve loved to give presentations on the fly (Chalk Talks) as they seemed more dynamic, interactive and honest. You’d get to address the areas of topics your audience had rather than a predefined path and conclusion. It was more exploring the area together. At SharePoint Saturdays –though I had a slide deck that covered the topic, I won’t follow a script– I’d typically have more “Actor’s Studio” dialogs with the audience as one reviewer put it. I prefer dialog to speeches I guess. However, in my role now, I have to ensure my team gets the message across accurately to Executive Management. So spending time crafting the story and message is more important as the windows of time is so short. It goes back to a comment I made on Facebook to a friend. The joy in a job or role derives from developing the precision in executing it more so than the financial remuneration.