I really enjoyed presenting the thought leader mindset at the opening whiteboard session.
In fact, it was the first time I took an active speaking role at any Brigadoon Sundance gathering and it was the first time I executed a flashcard presentation format.
I appreciate Brigadoon Sundance's friendly environment to experiment and try a new presentation format made up of 100 flashcards.
I was pleasantly surprised by the response but would welcome any additional feedback or comments.
To keep the energy flowing about steps you can take to foster a thought leader mindset - here are a quick fifteen to get you going:
Tell > Sell
The audience knows - you can't fake it
What if it works?
Know the business model
There is no perfect time to start
Busy is a decision
Start at the end
Do you want to be a queen or a queen maker?
Form a habit
Be a professional
Rational behavior is rare
Be an expert in being curious
SNL is live at 11:30 pm regardless if it is ready or not
Cause > Campaign
If you want - you can send me your response to any of the tidbits listed above and I am happy to critique your answer.
Marc A. Ross specializes in thought leader communications and global public policy for public affairs professionals working at the intersection of globalization, disruption, and politics.