On Wednesday, January 2 at 7 p.m. we held an Icarus Session just like a whole bunch of other people around the world. We had a great time and I wanted to provide a brief recap in the video below. One main thing I wanted to point out in particular is something that almost made me cry and a reason why you should join us in the future. The video party people:
Video Link: http://youtu.be/fmY4iCFSHws
We had 10 people show to our Icarus session last Wednesday and had a great time share. Just in case you missed the last post telling you what the sessions where all about, you can find it HERE. Here are a few pics from the event:
The Tear Jerker
If you are familiar with Seth Godin and his work around being an artist, you know that he does not use it in the traditional sense of the word. That can be problem for some people. That was the case with this message / interaction we had with a potential participant before our first event. Here is a copy of the dialog (shared with the permission of all involved):
Now with such an exchange you would probably be a little hesitant to see this person sign-up to actually show up to your event. We are glad he did. Well, “why?”
The answer to why is that Neil was an awesome contributor, asking great questions and providing feedback to the folks after their 140 second presentation. Also, Neil decided to join in and give his own 140 second presentation which became with:
[box] “You know what? Business people are artist too. I’m in business development and I help people stay ahead of the curve and adapt to change.”[/box]
I almost cried. Here I was being fearful about what was going to happen instead of embracing the possibility of what could happen. Thanks Neil.
The group of 8 (a few people had to leave early) sat around after everyone gave their talk (it was pretty cool that everyone gave a talk) and discussed what’s next and what this could become. We spoke about having a meeting where people can come without the pressure of trying to sell anything and instead bring their whole self. A gathering where we could talk about anything and provide feedback, guidance and support to one another–That does not exclude business, it just doesn’t always have to include it.
The folks who put on the event will be getting together to recap how everything went and see, what went well and where are the opportunities for improvement and go from there. If you are in the Shrewsbury, MA area join our meet-up group to keep informed on what’s going on. The link is here for you: http://bit.ly/shrewsburyicarus
A special shout out to Neil for letting me share his story. Learn more about him below (click on the picture to be taken to his website):
As Always, my goal is to help you Run The Point (Take Action) from where you are, with what you have.