I very much enjoy presenting. I think I have presented about 600 times since 1999.
It is incredible to be able to stand in front of a group of people and share with them what you know and/or have experienced.
With every presentation opportunity, I look forward to it and can’t wait.
I was sad when registration was low for the Core Stability Weekend of courses in October. This led to me having to cancel the weekend.
The canceling of the courses led to another opportunity.
The day after I had canceled the courses, I got an invite from Craig Ballantyne to talk at his Early to rising Event in Denver, Colorado.
Craig wanted me to share with 70 business owners what I do online when it comes to Exercises for Injuries.
I was off to Denver. It has been a while since I was in Denver. The last time was in 2005 when I took a break during one of my adventures. I was mountain biking the 5000 km Continental Divide Mountain Bike Route (2.5 months of mountain biking). It was a wild adventure but a lot of lessons were learned about injuries.
Back to the Denver event in 2012.
I was not too sure of what to expect from the event. I was not sure if I was going to attend the event or just show up for my presentation. I know many presenters just show up for their session and then leave. I decided to give the event a chance and stay for the full day.
After the first presentation from Craig Ballantyne, I was very glad I stayed. I took in a lot of ideas and was reminded of several things that I need to work on when it comes to EFI.
As I walked around during the conference, I was reminded of something else. As I go to more and more conferences, I end up taking fewer and fewer notes. Over the day, I think I took 2 pages of notes but left with two things that I needed to take action on.
One other thing that I experimented with was not checking email for the full day. It was incredible to see that the world did not come to an end. I need to do more of this. I mean, I need to check email less.
My session was on having a big idea, connecting with others online, and working with partners.
I know it does not sound exciting but I was able to bring Mad Max and Terminator into the presentation which made things fun.
After my session, it was time to chat and meet those that attended. I am finding this to be the best part of a conference. It is great to hear what others are doing and connect. It was great to meet so many different people.
With my passion being injuries, it is very cool to see the people that my passion attracts.
There was a doctor from Michigan who has shifted his practice where he focuses on how the mental side needs to change before one can change anything physical. It was very fascinating to talk about this.
I had talked to someone who focuses on nutrition and we talked about what foods help with recovery.
It was a quick trip but I took away a few key things to remember, met some great people, and shared a few things that I have learned along the way.
Rick Kaselj, MS
Here are a few photos from the quick trip:
Finally met Chris Lopez of KettlebellWorkouts.com. We have been chatting over email for years but it was great to finally meet and have lunch.
Nicolas Pineault from Quebec. We had a great chat about foods that affect injury recovery.
Kate Vidulich and myself. An Australian in New York. I interviewed her a few months back. Great to finally meet.
Got to meet up with “Mysterious” Matt Smith. He gave me several great ideas on how to grow my business during our little chat during one of the breaks.
That is it.
Hope to meet you at a presentation, conference, or seminar.
Rick Kaselj, MS