Yesterday I had the pleasure of presenting with my eLearning industry colleague, Chandler Kellogg at the 2018 Craft Content Nashville unconference. It was a great day full of learning and inspiration at every turn, but the highlights for me were Dorthea Bozicolona’s approach to personal branding in which she dropped this killer quote, “Content is king, but context is queen,” Leslie Thompson’s talk on how to get to the heart of our personal and company stories, and Luke Benefield’s compelling arguments that keeping the learner’s experience central to the course design process is essential.
WATCH: What seemed to be the hit of the day was Dave Delaney’s talk on how improv can help us improve in both our professional and business lives. The key takeaways are that it can help teach us 1) Acceptance, 2) Being Better Listeners, and 3) Not to Fear Failure. Here’s an earlier version of the talk given at Inbound 2015.
READ: Another impactful talk was Georgia Cross’ session in which she vulnerably shared her story of reinventing her life after everything fell apart. It reminded me of this great article I read earlier this week all about the value of leaning into our messiness. “Remember, a full and glorious life doesn’t come from a perfectly captioned facade, but from really living and leaning in—messiness and all.”
LISTEN: Lastly, this 2014 record from Caribou, Our Love (Extended Edition), has been playing on repeat in my car most of this week and is a great soundtrack to get you into a great, sunny day, windows-down kind of mood.
Make this week magnificent!