“Every great recession has its moment of opportunity! It’s what you do in that moment that matters!” – Futurist Jim Carroll
Because apparently you can have the skill of building a state of the art broadcast studio in your basement, but miss the small details of what you happen to have on your feet when you do your first new floor presentation!
At least I have pants on!
I have a floor!!!!!
I miss my stage floor – the excitement of getting up at the front of a massive conference room, looking out over thousands of people, taking a deep breath, and pressing “play” in my brain. Then, watching out over the audience, looking into their faces as you saw your words connecting … the followup comments, tweets and emails on how your message resonated…. I certainly somehow managed to develop the career of dreams with my global speaking business.
And then it went ‘poof!’. Fast, in real time, with staggering implications. My life shrank from going on stage for a global event for the World Bank in Morocco to looking at my basement and thinking …. “what if…”
Mid-February, as I saw the crisis begin to spread, I knew that would not be going back to my old stage life for a long, long time. With that in mind, I figured I might as well bring the stage back into my home. We started out doing it with the equipment I already had laying around the house – I’d already been filming some green screen videos for various client promotional videos.
But the quality was always just a big ‘m’eh.’
And so we implemented some new studio gear over the weekend – two new digital cameras in particular that improve my quality but also enhance my capabilities. One, in particular, features a wide angle lens, which allows me to frame a full body shot. With a little bit of backdrop magic, I can now incorporate in a huge variety of stage and other backdrops into my online keynote sets.
Stay tuned – a creativity monster has been unleashed!
I just have to remember not to wear my flip-flops to work!
Shortly after testing the equipment for the first time, I filmed a clip for the folks on the Facebook group that have been providing me assistance. It’s a good, quick little behind the scenes tour of what we’ve done. (And in this one, I’m in bare feet!)