Today I wrapped up my UI 12 version of "The Fuzzy Tail"—presenting to a group of 300 + people from a variety of companies. I have to thank Jared Spool and team for putting on a great conference and giving me an opportunity to share this POV which such a great audience. To give you a perspective how how huge this honor was for me—I filled the "Spotlight Plenary" following in the footsteps of folks like Barry Schwartz, author of "The Paradox of Choice". And the year before Barry, it was Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi also known as the "flow" guy.
Jared shared this little unknown fact with me the night before I presented and to be honest with you—it completely FREAKED me out. I mean, no pressure right?? But, I did my best and it seemed to go over well. Here's what made it all worth it for me. One audience member got hold of the mic and said something along these lines...
"as a recent college grad, I relate to everything you are saying and see myself in what you describe. I always thought there was something wrong with this—but you've made me feel like I'm not alone. I just wanted to thank you."
All I could say was this:
"wow. you're welcome"
It was a good day. Feel free to download the presentation from Slideshare—I've made it available in PDF.