The video above is a copy of the 2 minute speech I gave at WDS (World Domination Summit) in Portland, OR. People seem to like it, so I decided to recreate it (I’ll find out if I can get the actual talk. Ain’t nothing like the real thing baby).
The above video was recorded by my homie Abe Cajudo the day after WDS. Thanks Abe!
Here is a transcript:
“There are much bigger issues in the world; I know, but I first had to take care of the world I know.
The Brooklyn Skyhawks Youth Football Program is where I got my start. It’s where I learned, ‘hard work, discipline and self-confidence.’ Fast Forward>>
A few years ago I got 2 letters in the mail; one from my undergrad and one from my graduate school. Let’s just say they weren’t reaching out to see how I was doing. They were asking for money? That’s fine, but I realized that some of the institutions that I care about the most, can’t necessarily afford to reach out and ask for money. Like, the Brooklyn Skyhawks; where I learned, ‘hard work, discipline and self-confidence.’ An idea was born, ‘what if I gave back and started where I started.’
Fast forward to WDS 2011 where I wore a different bow tie everyday. Someone came up to me (Wes from the media team) and suggested I check out Xoelle.com for bow ties. I checked her out and she checked me out. She saw I was true to the bow tie brand and we decided that we should do something together one day.
I stand before you proud to say that as of July 5 we launched our first bow tie collection called, “The Bow Tie Flow.” 100% of the bow ties are made from clothes that I owned and 20% of the proceeds go to the Brooklyn Skyhawks, where I learned, ‘hard work, discipline and self-confidence.”
I’m Mike Ambassador Bruny; this is my bow tie and I’m giving back, starting where I started.
There are much bigger issues in the world…I know, but I first had to take care of the world I know. [Insert Applause] 🙂
Quote: “There are much bigger issues in the world; I know, but I first had to take care of the world I know” is from Jay-Z song: “Kingdom Come”
Keep an eye out for my post on www.TheNewArtOfConferenceNetworking.com giving you the behind the scenes detail on what it took for me to get a 2 minute spot at WDS and my process for delivering the way I did.
As always my goal is to help you Run The Point (Take Action) from where you are, with what you have.