January 7th, 2014
It’s been a month since I did my talk at Creative Mornings in December, and I’m only now getting around to sharing the video recording. The audio is a little quiet so be sure to turn up your volume.
I am very happy with my delivery of the talk because I put a lot of preparation into it, and it paid off. I felt relaxed and confident on stage, and said everything I wanted to say. The audience was engaged and attentive during the talk, and I’ve had great feedback on the whole thing. I spoke for about thirty minutes but it went by in no time for me.
I have a few more posts to write related to the talk, including one about the process I went through to develop the whole thing. In the beginning I had no idea where to start in putting it together but luckily I had many friends who are experienced speakers to ask for advice. It’ll be helpful to others to share what I learned from the whole experience.
January 3rd, 2014
Our first Hot Talks speaker of 2014 at Hot Art Wet City is Johnathon Vaughn Strebly. He is a designer, photographer, and community builder involved as a volunteer in Creative Mornings and is the current president of the GDCBC. Johnathon will be speaking finding inspiration with Lego.
Creative Blocks & Coloured Bricks
LEGO as a muse? Seriously? How could a designer, or any creative professional, possibly find inspiration from a simple plastic toy brick? Creative Blocks & Coloured Bricks will feature a blatant disregard to traditional creative process tactics and focus on playful techniques for smoothing out the speed bumps of creative blocks.
Read the full description of Johnathon’s talk here.
Join us for the latest Hot Talk on January 23rd at 7pm. Tickets are by donation and are available for purchase through Eventbrite.
Hot Talks: Johnathon Vaughn Strebly
Hot Art Wet City
Date: January 23rd, 2014
Time: Doors 6:30, talk 7pm
Address: 2206 Main Street, Vancouver
December 5th, 2013
Tomorrow morning I take the stage at SFU Woodwards and present myself to the world at Creative Mornings. I’ve known about this talk for months, so I’ve had plenty of time to acclimatize to the idea of talking in front of a large audience. Public speaking has always been a huge fear of mine, and normally I avoid it even in small ways.
By going through the process of developing this talk I have challenging a long held fear. Not to say my anxiety has completely gone away, but it feels manageable now rather than completely overwhelming. I’m extremely grateful this opportunity came my way, and also that I had the sense not to refuse it.
The whole experience has me wondering what other fears I should face…
Watch this teaser video about my talk: