Many of us attend conferences. We come back inspired and hopefully more knowledgeable. But, if you're like most (myself included) the excitement wears down and you get back into the routine. Sometimes there's too much stuff to consume or use, and we don't know where to start.
A few weeks back I attending one such conference. This time though, I actually paid for the registration! I rarely pay because I can get away with speaking at one of the session and my fee is waived. You too can try that... but that's for another day. So this time, I had more incentive to make the best of my investment and also help fellow attendees. This particular conference was the Annual National Speaker's Association Conference.
As some of you know, I love frameworks because if used right, they can structure your thoughts and work. They can help you understand, categorize, and consume large amounts of information with relative ease. Frameworks help you figure out what you should focus on and what you can ignore; it gives you context. You can create and use frameworks in almost any situation - at work to understand how your company works and how you fit in, at home to organize your personal life and priorities, or in your community when you are helping your favorite foundation develop a strategic plan.
So naturally, I created a "Speaker's Framework." I take you through developing it from a blank sheet of paper in the following video. After you watch it, I'd challenge you to create one for your personal life so it can help you answer questions like - "What are the important things in my life?" and "Am I spending the time on things that I should be doing or love to do?"
As always, love to hear where you've found frameworks useful - here or offline.
Hi. My name is Raj. I have quite a few years of experience in concept modeling and visualization, architecture, AI and machine learning - and continue to learn something new every day.