As you may have guessed by looking at my travel schedule (see sidebar) I get a constant stream of new people and companies, conference organizers, existing clients and all kinds of organizations asking me to go somewhere and make a presentation, hold a keynote speech or run a think-tank event; from all over the world, and on many different topics.
If I accepted each invitation I think I could literally travel from one speaking engagement to the next, for pretty much the entire year. At the same time, the 2009 / 2010 financial crisis has resulted in much tighter budgets, pretty much everywhere. Increasing concerns for the environment are also an issue; making countless super-long-distance trips for the sole purpose of a 90-minute speech and subsequent panel discussion is probably not the best example for the efficient use of energy.
Therefore I have been exploring new ways how I can present to – and have real conversations w ith – interested clients from anywhere on the globe without necessarily continuing to enrich the likes of Lufthansa, Swiss Air and Singapore Airlines.
Again, I still believe that nothing will really beat the live performance, the face-to-face meetings and the actual experience in what people have started to call the ‘meat-space‘ (as opposed to cyber-space I guess), but maybe some new ways can be explored that offer a similar, and less costly experience. Therefore, I look forward to experimenting with you on what the best formats for this may be. If you are interested in discussing this, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact me via Facebook.
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