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Too Small to Fail: A TEDx Presentation by Jerry Zhang

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You can watch the full presentation video at http://bit.ly/tedxmilton

A presentation made by Jerry Zhang, Founder and CEO at Glowstik Social Marketing. This was first presented at TEDxMilton on September 22, 2012.

The presentation has a few main themes: positioning your weaknesses as strengths, embracing "too small to fail", and dropping your "pseudo-common sense".

To inquire about booking Jerry Zhang for your event, send an email to jerry.zhang@glowstik.ca

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Too Small to Fail: A TEDx Presentation by Jerry Zhang

  1. 1. Yep.That’s me.
  2. 2. made thisexperience so bad for me?
  3. 3. i set myself up for failure.
  4. 4. THEN I TRIED INTERPRETIVE DANCE.
  5. 5. (That’s us.) MAYBE OUR TALENT WAS OUR UTTER LACK OF TALENT.
  6. 6. “YOU GUYS WEREAWESOME!THATWAS SOFUNNY!” -Jordan Clark, Winner, So You Think You Can Dance Canada
  7. 7. 1. WHAT AM I GOOD AT?
  8. 8. 2. WHAT DO OTHERS THINK I’M GOOD AT? But:First impression: I’m a kid. I’ve He’s a kid. been immersed Therefore, he’s in digital for mygood at nothing. whole life.
  9. 9. WHAT DO OTHERS THINK I SUCK AT? But: I’m dumb. First impression: Therefore, I can He’s a kid. think outside of Therefore, he’s the box of dumb. traditionalist marketing.3.
  10. 10. That’s me.
  11. 11. TOO BIGTO FAIL.
  12. 12. too small to fail.
  13. 13. COMMON SENSE PSEUDO- COMMON SENSE
  14. 14. What if I told you the world you live in is fake?
  15. 15. YOUR DEFINITION OF WEIRDIS YOURPSEUDO-COMMON SENSE
  16. 16. what is anoutlier? out-li-er: /ˈaʊtˌlaɪər/: someone who stands apart from others of his or her group
  17. 17. what is anoutlier? out-li-er: /ˈaʊtˌlaɪər/: someone who most of society perceives stands apart from others of his or her group
  18. 18. JUMP IN.
  19. 19. Let’s Connect. @jerryzhang222 linkd.in/jzhang2 jerry.zhang@glowstik.caRe-Watch the Presentation. slideshare.net/glowstik youtube.com/user/glowstiksocial

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