For the past two days I've been in presentation training. Or, more accurately, my version of Hell. Like most things you dread, in hindsight it wasn't nearly that bad. And it's great for personal growth to do whatever terrifies you. So what did I learn?
Entrepeneur and author Jim Rohn said, "Either you run the day or the day runs you."
What strikes me the most about this quote is it features in a book of Jim's, published in 1996. Before the endless waves of email in today's workplace, before it was common to have teams split over time zones leading to conference calls at all hours, before social media, before smart phones, before Whatsapp and its ruinous two ticks. In other words, before we had the relentless 'always on' digital culture we're told we're in today.
Husk is a brilliant space in East London, right on Commercial Road and about a 20 second walk from Limehouse DLR station. What's so great about it? I'm not sure where to start as it really is that good.
I've been thinking lately about what makes a good social media expert. (Being sent this may have had something to do with it. Thanks to the sender - you know who you are).
While I'm blessed to work with lots of clever, brilliant people, both on the in-house and agency sides, of a range of ages, I am fast coming to the conclusion that one stand-out quality for a social media specialist is to be what I call a digital inbetweener.
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