TED Talk by Simon Sinek: How Great Leaders Inspire Action
"The Common Man's Guide Making Google Page 1" - a simple description of how high in Google for your own name. This just takes some time to get done, I'll probably gradually implement all of this.
If you want to just look at the slides of it for a fast version, they're quite insightful:
Just the Slides of the Valueplays Presentation
Yifei recommended this site to me:
I went through the whole site pretty fast, skimming until I found stuff I like, and then reading that. I spent a good 2-3 hours there, enjoyable.
I skimmed through Box of Crayons and learned a good bit. Definitely some good posts on there, as well as some interviews. I downloaded the interview with Steven Pressfield, a historian who also wrote The War of Art.
I'm excited to check that interview out, I keep hearing great things about The War of Art. Every review I've seen of it has been positive.
The Simple Dollar was a decent fast skim read. The big things I learned from Simple Dollar were less about his actual personal finance advice and more about creating a compelling narrative to explain things. Personal finance can be dry, so it was fascinating watching the author put a human face on it, empathize with people, connect, etc.
Questions from a reader - this one's about sleep amounts, vitamins, and books.
I'd like to thank you for writing the blog posts on your website. I just found your blog today, but I see a lot of stuff I think I can use on there.
Thanks, that's nice of you to say and glad you reached out.
I have a few questions about some routine-optimization that you've done, if you'd like to help me out:
The most important part of any speaker series is the speakers. The second most important part is taking care of everything else for the speakers. The worst thing in the world is when a speaker is doing a great job... and the computer running their slides crashes. Or you put their slides in the wrong order. Often they can recover... but as an organizer of the event you'll feel awful.
Ignite started in Seattle 7 years ago in December 2006. We're a week away from our 22nd event. I joined the team three years ago, and have one of the most stressful jobs on the team: The Slide Wrangler.
The Slide Wrangler is in charge of getting the slides from the speakers, ensuring everything looks good, putting the final presentation together, and making sure nothing goes wrong during the event. Basically, if it has to do with slides, it has to do with me. If something screws up during the event, it's probably my fault and I have to fix it. Live. In front of 800 people.
After seeing a lot of questions about best practices on slides over the years on the Ignite Organizers mailing list, I thought I'd put together a list of best practices for Slide Wrangling.