Where in the World
Just playing with the new camera, so, guess where I am this week. That is the view out the window. It is only 100F (40C), on the way up for the rest of the week.
I’m here for the week to attend our sales kickoff for FY2006. This morning we had retired General Tommy Franks talk. It was pretty cool, he had a very nice presentation style. He had a point, a message and delivered it in a very natural, conversational style. Many laughs, I think it is important to incorporate some humor in the show. If I’m talking for a while and haven’t gotten a laugh — I’m not doing so well.
I enjoy watching others present and this week I’ll be taking it in for a change. I try to pick up a tip or two from each one. Sometimes the tip is “note to self: NEVER do ‘x’”. Sometimes the tip is a good one. Two people whom I’ve seen present and always enjoy are Jonathan Lewis and Cary Millsap. They are similar but very different. I’d be “not telling the truth” if I said I haven’t stolen a line or two from them.
The best line I’d love to steal was from Mogens Norgaard, but I won’t because it would be too blatant (it is so good, I could not take credit for it). His last slide in a presentation was simply
Too cool (wish I would have thought of it). Anyway, on the flight out here I got a “minimeal” (airline speak for “we’ll sell you cheese and crackers for $5”). In it was a wet-wipe. Bored, I read the package. Check out the directions. The word “duh” comes to mind. I looked at the package of nuts they gave me, it actually said “warning: this is packed in a factory that processes nuts” — no kidding. Well, it was good for a laugh anyway.