Posts Tagged ‘vision’

Let’s go to Mars – a Reflection on “Endings”

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b8d2edf8723a9e753b2795afc2e000c5OK – in a very political cynical season, would you please take a moment to dream?

On October 11, 2016, as his days in office moved toward their end date, President Barak Obama issued an open letter that it’s time to go to Mars and time to reinvest in space exploration.  Taking an audacious leap into the future is commonplace for Presidents – real and fictional (I see you Leo McGarry) late in their second terms. But what can we learn from this?

First, its never too late to be ambitious.  Nestled in his letter is a realization that this goal builds on years of investment in basic scientific research and a push to increase competition in the aerospace industry.  What this says to me, and all of us, is that each day in our current job gives us the opportunity to leverage everything we’ve done so far.  And if you haven’t begun investing in your personal or professional future, today is the day to start.

Use Your Winter Break to Retool Your Pitch

Written by FCP Communications on . Posted in Stuff We Like

We are often in meetings with talented entrepreneurs who have great ideas but who have a hard time communicating them. Founders often have great vision, but are so deep in the weeds of solutions and jargon that they struggle to make their vision accessible to angel investors or journalists who don’t share the expertise.

With 2015 looming, now is a great time to take stock of how you are talking about your product, your company, or your vision. You can take a moment to challenge yourself to think about whether the way YOU want to communicate about your idea truly recognizes that there is someone on the other side of the conversation that you are trying to engage . . . and whether you are reaching them in a way that will drive action.

Great communicators are humble. They recognize it’s never about what they want to say. Instead, it’s about what the person on the other side of the conversation needs to hear in order for them to do what you want them to do.

Here are some suggestions on how to use the winter break to “up your game.”