Being inspired is the fuel that Dog and Pony Show, Inc. runs on. From fellow artists, presenters, and professionals, we are continually challenged by those in our industry. We wouldn't want to keep all the inspiration to ourselves, so here we have our favorite tidbits of wisdom and captivation!
"If you have an important point to make, don’t try to be subtle or clever. Use a pile driver. Hit the point once. Then come back and hit it again. Then hit it a third time – a tremendous whack." – Winston Churchill
"No audience ever complained about a presentation or speech being too short." – Stephen Keague
"I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." – Maya Angelou
"Pretend that every single person you meet has a sign around his or her neck that says, ‘Make me feel important.’ Not only will you succeed in sales, you will succeed in life." – Mary Kay Ash
"I have always said that everyone is in sales. Maybe you don’t hold the title of salesperson, but if the business you are in requires you to deal with people, you, my friend, are in sales." – Zig Ziglar
“Innovation is more than having new ideas: it includes the process of successfully introducing them or making things happen in a new way. It turns ideas into useful, practicable and commercial products or services.” – John Adair
“We are all looking for the magic formula. Well, here you go: Creativity + Iterative Development = Innovation.” – James Dyson
“Good design begins with honesty, asks tough questions, comes from collaboration and from trusting your intuition.” – Freeman Thomas
“We are now at a point where we must educate our children in what no one knew yesterday, and prepare our schools for what no one knows yet.” – Margaret Mead
“Success is more than a good idea. It is timing.” – Anita Roddick
Looking for more tips and tricks on how to present well? Check out our Dog and Pony Show blog post on how to build trust with your audience members!