Last week I visited Shock Trauma at the University of Maryland. They had a marvelous line-up of speakers at their Critical Care Symposium. The speakers were impressive in a variety of ways: one was really funny, one had gorgeous elegant slides, all were eloquent and organized. I love those days where you walk away inspired to do better.
I bought (yet another) book about presentation skills for the flight home (Duarte’s HBR Guide to Persuasive Presentations). I don’t know how many books I need to read before I plateau, but I still seem to be learning new tricks. And now I am revising and re-working my upcoming talks. In fact, I just threw one in the garbage and am starting over entirely. Self-improvement takes a lot of work! But I’m excited about the challenge and the opportunity.