Twitter Share on linkedin. John delivered a keynote address about the importance of public speaking to 80 senior members of Gore’s Medical Device Europe team at an important sales event. Yes, LinkedIn deserves blame here – it’s no accident they’d lean on the liberal side of getting people to form connections. John is one of the greatest speakers I know and I can recommend his services without reservation. Thank you, John. Scott Berkun is the author of eight popular books on creativity, leadership, philosophy and speaking (more about Scott's background). Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Sure, I…, There is not a child alive who dreams of being a project manager. You can hire him to speak, ask him a question or follow him on Twitter and Facebook. Jonny Black, “Brad Pitt Facts,” Moviefone, October 17, 2014. Ira Glass on Storytelling, part 3, and How To Find Your Voice. John is a fantastic speaker and teacher, with extensive knowledge of the field. ( Log Out /  Scott Berkun is a bestselling author and popular speaker on creativity, philosophy, culture, business and many other subjects. Spark.me speakers include Scott Berkun (the bestselling author of The Year Without Pants and other fine books), David Armano (Edelman), Alf Rehn (internationally recognized business thinker), Tony Conrad (about.me & True Ventures), John Biggs (TechCrunch), Meelik... Spark.me is one of the biggest tech/business conferences in the Balkan region. The book that teaches good design to everyone. “The rule is: any idea that pops in your mind, at any time, write it down. You need someone to help you to question your assumptions. Join over 19,000 fellow subscribers. Dare Berkun to answer a question on any topic, and vote on which one he answers this week. To volley a conversation back and forth, without getting stuck in a corner – oh, yes – and be funny at the same time. The feedback I received was very positive. It’s a pain (fix it, LinkedIn), but necessary at this point. If they (linkedin) really wanted users to craft so-called “custom” messages, the solution is simple: Make the field required and don’t populate it with a generic message – force the user to type *something*. It’s often filled with generic requests from people whose names I don’t recognize, where the request tells me nothing about who they are, how they know of me or why we should connect. Required fields are marked *. Yes, the website (on one page) and mobile app send it without letting you add a message. & I think the iphone app does the same. Be BOLD. No one else really cares that much. But they just give me that check mark and off it goes. Please tell me more about yourself and how I can be of assistance.’. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. Unlike many bloggers, who tend to recycle the same old ideas over and over, ad nauseum, Berkun takes his commitment to delivering original insights seriously. Did you catch the recent CNBC series, The Business of Innovation? When you make a connection to…, Yesterday I gave the closing talk, How To Champion Ideas, at An Event Apart Seattle (If you saw me at…, I’m finishing up work on a talk for An Event Apart Seattle about what happens after the conference is…, Clay Hebert recently posted on the The Best Conference Hack, which is simply sitting in the front. Following his keynote, John has led public speaking workshops for Gore in Barcelona and Munich. You are bound to find an old idea you’ve forgotten about that can be used towards the problem you’re trying to solve.”.