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“WE MUST BECOME THE CHANGE      -GandhiWE WANT TO SEE IN THE WORLD.”
“WE HAVE FORTY MILLION REASONS                                         -Rudyard KiplingFOR FAILURE, BUT NOT A SINGLE EXCUS...
“CONFIDENCE IS THAT FEELING BY WHICH THEMIND EMBARKS IN GREAT COURSES WITH A       -CiceroSURE HOPE AND TRUST IN ITSELF.”
Who are you?                    What is your product?                       How is it special?       How is it different f...
“FAILURES ARE DIVIDED INTO TWO CLASSES -THOSE WHO THOUGHT AND NEVER DID, AND       - John Charles SalakTHOSE WHO DID AND N...
“A MAN’S REACH SHOULD EXCEED HISGRASP, OR WHAT’S A HEAVEN FOR?”    - Robert Browning
“GENIUS IS ETERNAL PATIENCE.”   - Michelangelo
Politics is life. A dead   Asking for           change agent permission is       doesn’t do anybodyasking to be told      ...
IT’S EASY TO DECIDE WHATYOU’RE GOING TO DO. THE HARDTHING IS DECIDING WHAT YOU’RE        NOT GOING TO DO.                 ...
“IT TAKES VISION AND COURAGE TO CREATE -                                           - Owen YoungIT TAKES FAITH AND COURAGE ...
“THE FIRST MAN GETS THE OYSTER,                                  - Andrew CarnegieTHE SECOND MAN GETS THE SHELL.”
“TO LEAD THE ORCHESTRA, YOU MUST                                   - Max LucadoTURN YOUR BACK ON THE CROWD.”
YOUR GOAL IN LIFE IS NOT TO GO OUT   QUIETLY, BUT RATHER TO SLIDE IN   SIDEWAYS, MARTINI IN ONE HAND, CHOCOLATE IN THE OTH...
CREDIBILITY IS THE LEADER’S MOST PRIZED RESOURCE.          - John Kouzes and Barry Posner“IF YOU LISTEN TO THE NEVERDO’S, ...
“YOUR GREATEST COMPETITION IS NOT YOUR   - Scott ReganCOMPETITION. IT IS INDIFFERENCE.”
IF YOU’RE BUMMING OUT, YOU’RE NOT GOING TO MAKE IT  TO THE TOP. SO WE MIGHT AS     WELL MAKE A POINT OF          GROOVING....
“RESTLESS AND DISCONTENT ARE THE                                   - Thomas EdisonFIRST NECESSITIES OF PROGRESS.”
1.   Formal                        6.   New skills2.   Written                       7.   New people3.   Updated quarterly...
“WE ARE ALL MANUFACTURERS - MAKING GOOD, MAKINGTROUBLE, OR MAKING EXCUSES.”                                       - H.V. A...
“THE MAN WHO WASTES TODAYLAMENTING YESTERDAY WILL WASTE   - Philip M. RaskinTOMORROW LAMENTING TODAY.”
“LOVE ALL, TRUST A FEW,   - William ShakespeareDO WRONG TO NONE.”
In pursuit of wow!
In pursuit of wow!
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Speech given at ISHMPR's annual Fall Conference, 2012, in Chicago IL

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In pursuit of wow!

  1. “WE MUST BECOME THE CHANGE -GandhiWE WANT TO SEE IN THE WORLD.”
  2. “WE HAVE FORTY MILLION REASONS -Rudyard KiplingFOR FAILURE, BUT NOT A SINGLE EXCUSE.”
  3. “CONFIDENCE IS THAT FEELING BY WHICH THEMIND EMBARKS IN GREAT COURSES WITH A -CiceroSURE HOPE AND TRUST IN ITSELF.”
  4. Who are you? What is your product? How is it special? How is it different from others’ similar offerings? How can I demonstrate its trustworthiness? How can I demonstrate I’m contemporary? How can I demonstrate cool?“IDEAS ARE THE ROOTS OF CREATION.” -Ernest Dimnet
  5. “FAILURES ARE DIVIDED INTO TWO CLASSES -THOSE WHO THOUGHT AND NEVER DID, AND - John Charles SalakTHOSE WHO DID AND NEVER THOUGHT.”
  6. “A MAN’S REACH SHOULD EXCEED HISGRASP, OR WHAT’S A HEAVEN FOR?” - Robert Browning
  7. “GENIUS IS ETERNAL PATIENCE.” - Michelangelo
  8. Politics is life. A dead Asking for change agent permission is doesn’t do anybodyasking to be told any good. “no.” “TRUST YOURSELF, THEN YOU WILL KNOW HOW TO LIVE.” - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  9. IT’S EASY TO DECIDE WHATYOU’RE GOING TO DO. THE HARDTHING IS DECIDING WHAT YOU’RE NOT GOING TO DO. - Michael Dell “ONE POUND OF LEARNING REQUIRES 10 POUNDS OF COMMON SENSE TO APPLY IT.” - John Charles Salak
  10. “IT TAKES VISION AND COURAGE TO CREATE - - Owen YoungIT TAKES FAITH AND COURAGE TO PROVE.”
  11. “THE FIRST MAN GETS THE OYSTER, - Andrew CarnegieTHE SECOND MAN GETS THE SHELL.”
  12. “TO LEAD THE ORCHESTRA, YOU MUST - Max LucadoTURN YOUR BACK ON THE CROWD.”
  13. YOUR GOAL IN LIFE IS NOT TO GO OUT QUIETLY, BUT RATHER TO SLIDE IN SIDEWAYS, MARTINI IN ONE HAND, CHOCOLATE IN THE OTHER, SCREAMING, “YOO-HOO, WHAT A RIDE!”“HOW FAR WOULD MOSES HAVE GONE - Harry TrumanIF HE HAD TAKEN A POLL IN EGYPT?”
  14. CREDIBILITY IS THE LEADER’S MOST PRIZED RESOURCE. - John Kouzes and Barry Posner“IF YOU LISTEN TO THE NEVERDO’S, - David Lloyd GeorgeIT’S NEVER DONE.”
  15. “YOUR GREATEST COMPETITION IS NOT YOUR - Scott ReganCOMPETITION. IT IS INDIFFERENCE.”
  16. IF YOU’RE BUMMING OUT, YOU’RE NOT GOING TO MAKE IT TO THE TOP. SO WE MIGHT AS WELL MAKE A POINT OF GROOVING. - Scott Fischer“IT’S GREAT TO BE GREAT, BUT IT’SGREATER TO BE HUMAN.” - Will Rogers
  17. “RESTLESS AND DISCONTENT ARE THE - Thomas EdisonFIRST NECESSITIES OF PROGRESS.”
  18. 1. Formal 6. New skills2. Written 7. New people3. Updated quarterly 8. New projects4. Reviewed by yourself weekly 9. New off-the-job stuff5. Reviewed with key 10. At least one new thing added to advisors/trusted colleagues your resume quarterly“CHANGE YOUR THOUGHTS ANDYOU CHANGE YOUR WORLD.” - Norman Vincent Peale
  19. “WE ARE ALL MANUFACTURERS - MAKING GOOD, MAKINGTROUBLE, OR MAKING EXCUSES.” - H.V. Adolt
  20. “THE MAN WHO WASTES TODAYLAMENTING YESTERDAY WILL WASTE - Philip M. RaskinTOMORROW LAMENTING TODAY.”
  21. “LOVE ALL, TRUST A FEW, - William ShakespeareDO WRONG TO NONE.”

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