Giving a 4-hour course

Last week, I gave a 4-hour course in a business school, to product management executives.

Official topics were product portfolio and culture playbook. Actual topics were simplicity and radicality, with a twist a playfulness.

What did I learn?

- It was nice.

- It was exhausting.

- Half of my words were a response to someone asking a question, either to clarify something I just said, or to provide a particular situation for me to comment on

- I did the right amount of rehearsal, but also the right type of it. Coming in, I thought I should have rehearsed more. But the constant flow of questions forced me to adjust a lot. Had I tried to learn by heart the exact words I needed to spit out, I fear I would have been less agile.

- Having a speaker screen down your feet is useful to avoid turning your back to your audience, but I wasn’t used to it, so I sometimes pointed to it, instead of pointing to the main screen.

- During the break, I asked the programme professor for feedback on my presentation skill. He provided precise comments about my voice (sometimes not loud enough), my position in the room (too far for center stage for the first 5 minutes) and my mobility (too static).

Or maybe

Chante, Papa

Benefits of shadowing external peers

A backyard of thoughts

Sneaky blind spots

Unpacking my preparation for a speech

Advice I’ve been giving others

L’aimant à opportunités

Vouloir percer le mystère

Sous prétexte de profiter du moment

Comment tenir une résolution

Pourquoi écrire

Les moments de vide

Quotes

You become an expert

Discovering your unconscious topics of interest

Psychological mecanisms

The more experienced you are

An old problem

Choisir ses batailles

Pause

Les mots gratuits

Le calendrier de l’habitude

Nicolas le stratège

Le meilleur levier de changement

Vous serez tellement terrorisés

Chaque matin, c’est la stupeur

Vous ne savez pas comment votre cerveau fonctionne

Garder une trace

Sur le bout de la langue

Les choses auxquelles on a dit oui

10 choses apprises en 10 ans d’obsession

Une seule empreinte de pas

Ces collègues ne savent pas qu’ils font l’objet d’une expérience

Les journées sont longues

5 étapes

Exactement à mi-distance

Sortir les souvenirs de son cerveau

Le problème central

Ce qui n’est pas mémorisé

Sous le signe d’un mot

Y associer des gestes

Apprendre à lire plus vite

Inéluctablement

Certains signes

Trouver plus d’aiguilles

Avec pour seul indice ce souvenir

Chercher la concentration

Il n’écrit que lorsqu’il est épuisé

Le secret des rimes embrassées