We looked inside some of the tweets by @SteveArrowood and here's what we found interesting.
Inside 100 Tweets
But resistance is a form of marketing for counterculture ideas. It’s happening in a lot of areas, including presenting and instruction. Ask what can I do to get my outcome in a new way? What if I had to? What if I couldn’t start my presentation the same way twice in a row?
In the last 1% of our existence, a philosopher was exiled for saying the moon was a rock, not a god. In the last .1% an astronomer was nearly executed for saying the earth orbited the sun vs the inverse. No matter how right you are, countering status quo elicits resistance.
People know if you actually want their feedback based on how you interact with it. If you actually know you’ve already made a decision and you’re just asking for feedback on it to make people feel they’re “part of the process” — don’t bother; it breaks down relationship.
Push the envelope Play with form Take tradition with a grain of salt Surprise them Surprise you Speak only in questions for a minute Put your hands in your pockets for two Sculpt language like it's art Never respond the same way twice to an audience share Surf laughter Make fun
One of the biggest disconnects I have in my work is reading a description of a presentation skill/strategy, because the written word is so utterly different than the reality of the live group dynamic. There's only so much a book about playing soccer can offer a soccer player.
The goal is find the perfect marriage between the medium and your message. Want to be a boring presenter? Take the most fascinating book on a subject and read it — even say it memorized — to an audience. Recognition of a medium’s strengths is a requisite of being dynamic.
I am honored that @Wes_Kieschnick wrote the foreword to "Instructional Change Agent" An amazing teacher's teacher, Weston offers daily inspiration and motivation. Thanks Weston! #LeadChangeEd #BoldSchool #Leadered #TeachingKeating #edchat #teched #suptchat http://leadered.com/ICA
If you evaluate people with scores you need to accept that some will play to the test vs being completely authentic in their intention. Playing to the test is what academic achievers do in school: learn what counts to the assessor and tailor your game to please them.
Awesome day creating and refining keynote content with @SteveArrowood in preparation for #MSC2019! We were so busy we forgot to get a selfie! Can’t wait to open up the conference with all new content. See you all in DC soon! #actforimpact #edchat #leadered
I give the breakfast conversation I had this morning an 8 out of 10 units. Phone call with Mom 7 of 10. Readiness to start work 9 out of 10. My understanding of the concept of the conference call 7.5 of 10. Now go ahead and use this data to help me. #SurveysVsRealLife
The correlation between your confidence and competence is essentially zero. In other words, how good you think you are at something has little overlap with how good you actually are. So as educators, efficacious work is based not on what we think, but on those we work for.
How a coach works with a player requires understanding a player’s genuine and most important needs for player outcomes. It also requires that the coach understands that drilling ‘skill moves’ into an innocent soul can break what makes them most effective — relational ability.
If I tell you physical and vocal “moves” to do, they’re contextual/situational but they’re also potentially harmful to your relationship formation, acceleration, and dividends. i.e. standup comedians. You going to tell Rock, Seinfeld, Ellen to stand still more? Hands at side?
Coaches and trainers get asked to share skills, strategies, and tricks of good presenting. There are tons. But it’s a layered question, because while technique helps, the true mechanism of change in good presentation is the relationship. And those can’t be standardized.