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Tim Sanders is my hero…

Posted by Kristin Arnold on February 17, 2009

Just back from the National Speakers Association Winter Conference at Orlando Florida. Although the conference was scheduled to be over at 10am, I opted NOT to skip the closing speaker, Tim Sanders. Of course, that meant taking a much later flight home….

Brilliant decision on my part. If you ever get a chance to listen to Tim, author of “Love is a Killer App” and “The Likeability Factor” , run, don’t walk!

Interestingly enough, he didn’t speak about his latest book, “Saving the World at Work”. He spoke about us, the professional speaker and what it takes to move the audience to action, change behavior, and get invited back.

Full of insights based on his journey from an asthmatic geek (my words, not his), dreadlock musician, Yahoo Exec, warm-up act for Tom Peters to the current chapter in his life, I really enjoyed his perspective and wrote down a ton of ideas.

Best one for me, personally? Shift your “perch” (or perspective) from “I have to” to “I get to.” Simple, yet powerful. I can really take that one to heart.  And isn’t that what a great speech does? Leave you with a few simple, but powerful a-has that shift your perspective and cause you to behave differently.