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I spent Wednesday through Friday last week in Las Vegas attending the Alan Weiss Mentor Summit. It was the perfect blend of inspiration, education, and fun.
While there, I had the opportunity to watch the Blue Man Group in action Friday night. If you’ve never heard of them, the Blue Man Group is an incredible entertainment threesome where not one word is spoken. They have the ability to entertain, dazzle, and excite with theatrics, humor, and skills.
Made me wonder, if the Blue Man Group can pack the house in Vegas twice a night without uttering a word, what can that teach us as business presenters? Sometimes less is more. We often get into sales pitches, methodology jargon, and ad nauseum pontification about ourselves or our services that we forget that brevity is a key to persuasion. If you bore or confuse your audience, you will never have a chance.
Take a cue from the Blue Man Group. You may have to say a few more words than they do, but if you learn to be more succinct and powerful in your language, you may steal your own show.
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Dan Weedin Facilitates Regional Workshop
Rotary Session Brings in Leaders from Pacific Northwest
Poulsbo, WA (March 11, 2009) – Dan Weedin, a Seattle-based consultant and trainer, was a facilitator at the Pacific Northwest President-Elects Training (PETS) in Seattle on March 6-8.
The PETS conference brings in nearly 500 incoming Rotary leaders from Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Alaska, and British Columbia. Weedin was responsible in training 29 President-Elects to help them improve their leadership, communication, and team building skills. According to participant Valerie Tibbets from Fidalgo Island, the experience was, “Great energetic and fun exchange at your workshop-my favorite learning part of PETS!!”
Weedin is the current President of the Rotary Club of Poulsbo-North Kitsap and has been a Rotarian since 1993. He is a two-time Paul Harris fellow. In addition to PETS, he also facilitated a group at the Rotary District 5020 Leadership Training Assembly in Victoria last month.
Weedin offers services for all types of organizations that need facilitation leadership for their retreats or meetings.