Yesterday I gave a 15-minute talk at a prestigious international conference called Gamification Europe. My talk was titled Embracing Distractions in Live Virtual Sessions.
I shared a lot of my ideas around how distractions can neither be controlled nor merely managed, but instead have to be embraced. I also spoke about how Dextr.io (the interactive presentation platform built by Gentle Bamboo) and the GPS framework designed by us for virtual sessions have helped us along the way. I even spoke about the Indian perspective about teachers and education – whether at school or in corporate settings.
The video of the talk is not live yet. I will share the link when it is. In the meantime, I wanted to take this opportunity to show some Behind The Scenes footage. We are in the process of setting up a proper studio at the Gentle Bamboo office, and we are midway there. So, some of the stuff is scattered and not the current situation was not perfect for a live session. We had to do some jugaad. Here’s how I was seated with boxes supporting the multiple screens:
My point is this. You can represent yourself, your company, and sometimes even your country even though you may not have the perfect setup. I received some really good feedback about the talk, and no one knew I was using cardboard boxes to prop up my monitor and two laptops. Even if they knew, it wouldn’t have affected anything much. The talk was good, and that’s all that mattered.
That’s the big message for the day. Don’t wait for things to become perfect before taking your first step. You will never leave your room that way. You will never reach perfection, but that’s OK. You can always fix things later, and make things better with time. Do what needs to be done NOW.
Taking first steps daily,