the downside of conventions

I was honored to lead two workshops at the recent National Religious Broadcasters convention. Thanks to my fine friends Jenni Catron, Matthew Paul Turner and Michael Buckingham, the workshop UnChurched was both intellectual fun and tremendous motivation.  And my fabulously talented and beautiful wife Kat shared the teaching and motivation responsibilities with me for our Digital Storytelling workshop. Thanks everyone!

Getting tons of new ideas from workshops (like mine) is one of the great benefits of really good conventions. There’s a real downside, however…

I looked back in my Moleskine and scanned the notes from the last NRB, and there it was… a whole page of an idea that I got during a session moderated by good friend and staging guru Dan Castor of Encore Productions.  And what have I done with that idea (and let me add, this idea could make many thousands of dollars for me)?  Nothing.

I am working on it now… plus working on another great idea I got this year at NRB.   So the upside is that you can meet great people and create new ideas. The downside is that those great ideas will die shortly after conception unless you motivate yourself to action.  Yeah we’re all busy (I’m incredibly busy) but the ideas are useless — unless we act on them.

Posted on March 3, 2009 in Uncategorized

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Responses (2)

  1. Jenni Catron
    March 9, 2009 at 8:32 am ·

    Thanks for the privilege to be a part of the Unchurched workshop with you. It was a pleasure!

  2. Wayne R. Frankenfield
    December 18, 2009 at 1:05 pm ·

    Got your registration for our contest. Thanks for visiting the website. Hope we can be of some help to you! Looking forward to meeting you at the NRB, February, look up our booth. Thanks, Wayne

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