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Building Great Power Points

I have to do a lot of power points... What's wild is how the many that follow a "more is better" principle vs a "less is more" best practice get the praise in business. More and more, I'm sensing that power point has turned in to a documentation tool vs a presentation vehicle to get the point across (you like that)! Jeff Bezos probably recognized this trend and so instituted a ban on power point! Instead of the death-by-too-many-words-on-the-screen challenges, he made his team actual write... Check out this post about his change. So what's up with power point? Why do we feel the need to write every little thing on the page vs talking about it? Furthermore, is my presentation style worth a shit either? 

I thought this presentation highlighted some best practices on power point...  



The five rules he covers: 
One message (per slide) No text Sentences SIZE Contrast - to steer focus SIX or less objects (per slide) Dark background
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Five Life Impactors - Tools / Ideas / Physicals / Mentals

As an employee, entrepreneur, and mountain athlete music lover... A few things ideas on things: shredding outdoors, books, music, outdoor gear, training and mental fortitude.. What up! 

So each week Spotify blesses me with a Discover Playlist... I love music. There is some dope tunes on this evolving playlist (around every Thursday, playlist updates). I share it with you: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/37i9dQZEVXcUNAerWejPMbI recommend, the SRAM Code brakes. Solid stopping power, and can modulate when you put the squeeze on. Only through one pair of pads on a 7" Big Trail MTB. https://www.sram.com/sram/mountain/family/code-brakes I'll share more as they get more shredding...One of the best live performances of Jimmy Hendrix... The Wind Cries Mary https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e3xy0ZpIoeE&list=PLjts4JMIwgQwNvuxk_Ad2RErRZfyDYDUILoving Jack London's hobo stories... One of my favorite authors. In this book, the real Jack London travels as a train jumper, a hobo. Rides…

This Is My Passion - Live Yours!

I'm enamored with people who focus on their passions... If work is your passion, awesome! If shredding on skis, a mountain bike, a dirt bike and working out is your passion (like me), awesome! If music is your passion, awesome! If art is your passion, awesome! If love and relationships are your passion, awesome! If partying is your passion, awesome! If volunteering is your passion, awesome! If technology is your passion, awesome! Passion, and the focus on what makes you alive is everything!


Five Life Impactors - Tools / Ideas / Physicals / Mentals

As an executive, people leader, entrepreneur and mountain athlete, I'm always trying to find new things to improve my production, training and mental fortitude. Take what you want from this list, or feel free to comment and add more...

I'm still on my Specialized Bike kick, and their Mountain Liner short with SWAT pocket options is my new go-to for liners. The short fit is tight and perfect (I'm a 32" waste with large thighs, 6' tall). The SWAT pockets are on the thighs with room for some snacks and maybe a CO2 cartridge - they just aren't that big. Having the storage option is pretty cool. I look to see more of this kind of innovation from Specialized. https://www.specialized.com/us/en/mountain-liner-shorts-w-swat/p/151889?color=243378-151889For my music pick this week, I'm highlighting Sound Tribe Sector Nine's (STS9) live performances... STS9 is making a helluva comeback, and I've been digging their tunes - easy to have on background, funky and f…

Five Life Impactors - Tools / Ideas / Physicals / Mentals

As an executive, people leader, entrepreneur and mountain athlete, I'm always trying to find new things to improve my production, training and mental fortitude. Take what you want from this list, or feel free to comment and add more...


As always, I love to start off with work / meditation / training / shredding tunes... For this week, I'm hooked on https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0T2hBHmdT_M&t=649s The Emancipator Seven Seas album was the cause for my focus on a few key tasks last night. Like Aspen leaves quaking with a light wind, there's a calm and an unexpected flow to the tunes on this album. Take a listen! For the MTB rider looking for an alternative to the fanny pack, the Specialized Bib is my newest suggestion https://www.specialized.com/us/en/mountain-liner-bib-shorts-w-swat/p/151887 Once again Specialized brings innovation in all the right ways: pockets embedded in the bib for your phone, tube, snacks - whatever... I rode with my phone in the middle back pocket…

And So I Will Just Work

I read a powerful chapter in Jocko Willink's book: Discipline Equals Freedom... The chapter is titled, Negative Talk From Negative People... Just the impact from this title is worth repeating.

Negative Talk From Negative People
The chapter deals with how one might react to negativity from others, office politics, naysayers or enemies... His suggestion: and so I will work. No matter what may happen in my life, or what people my say or think; I will work. I will work to satisfy my life goals and pursue improving myself, my situation, my friend and family...

How powerful is that... And so I will work!

Five Life Impactors - Tools / Ideas / Physicals / Mentals

As an executive, people leader, entrepreneur and mountain athlete, I'm always trying to find new things to improve my production, training and mental fortitude. Take what you want from this list, or feel free to comment and add more...

I have to call out my trip at Pretty Lights... I called this out in an earlier post, but I feel as though they crushed the show. I'm still listening to the recaps: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8VY6yAFD5tUStaying with the music craze I'm on... You have to check out https://soundcloud.com/lowtemp-music/sets/adam-deitch-i-get-a-rush A former member of the Pretty Lights Analog, this Adam Deitch is one of the best drummers I've ever heard The Nootropics craze, I believe, is a worthy one... And to that end, I've been a real fan of ThinkGum https://thinkgum.com/ A quick chew and you're back to square one. I haven't gotten the jitters or felt anxious. The pick-me-up is smooth and quick. Try it out, the Standford students seem to lo…