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Tuesday 17th September, 2013

Could you Happily be a van Gogh?

During his lifetime Vincent van Gogh was not the lauded artist we think of today.

Only after his death was his talent revered. He died penniless.

As a public speaker can you cope with the idea that what you say to your audience may have little impact upon their behaviour for days, months or years?

In the age of social media we’ve grown so used to instant gratification.

But real, sustained change takes its time.

Do you have the patience, perseverance and self-esteem required to wait for the rest of the world to catch up with you?

Do you scramble to read the audience feedback while their seminar seats are still warm, or do you have the maturity to wait for the impact of your talk to be evidenced in the form of social, business or even cultural change?

Can you be comfortable with the idea that your name will only be recognised once your time on earth is done?

If you can, then you are one of the few, and you can reward yourself now with the knowledge that – thanks to you – some day some future generation will prosper in a way your generation did not.

Categories: Big ideas, Think differently

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