We facilitated the group share at the end of a packed day at Culture Summit 2019.

I present the Lift & Thrust model and Michèle debriefs the conference learnings from the day. My opening is an example of how to engage a large audience to get their attention in the first few minutes, to set up some intrigue and anticipation for the presentation.

Notice that I misspeak a couple of times and create a lot of confusion in the audience. And it still works. Don’t be afraid to take risks. If you make a mistake, take it in stride. If you are having fun with the audience, they will empathize with you when you make a mistake. If you take yourself too seriously, you’ll lose them.

Despite my initial stumble, Michèle masterfully engages the audience and leads them to a deeper dive into culture, resulting in a fascinating conversation about what it really takes to bring a positive culture to your organization.

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