Message from Our President, Robin Levesque
Greetings fellow CAPS Members and Friends! On April 18, I had the privilege of introducing our very special guest speaker Lois Creamer for our virtual live event on the topic of Book More Business Make Money Speaking. Lois was amazing! She shared so many great tips. What resonated with me most was:
- Embrace the virtual world
- Target your audience by industry
- The importance of a great Positioning Statement
- How to structure a Core Offering Sheet
- After Care
I was one of the lucky participants that got one-on-one time with Lois to work on my own Positioning Statement. This was time very well spent, and I have since gone on a super learning journey of updating my website and all my social media including LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and my YouTube Channel. And here’s the interesting part. I am doing most of the work myself!
That brings me to a very interesting podcast I listened to yesterday with Steven Kolter and Vishen Lakhiani. Kolter spoke to the three pandemics we are all being affected by at the moment: 1) the COVID-19 virus itself and all that is associated with that; 2) the fear and anxiety that has resulted from the crisis; and 3) world-wide collaboration, which is the antidote to the first two.
Kolter made reference to a recent quote by David Sinclair: “This is the very first time in the million year history of our species when everyone has been united against a common enemy.” Three weeks ago, there were no vaccines or cures for COVID-19. As of the day of the broadcast, April 27, there were 41 vaccines and cures at various stages of development. Lakhiani interjected that this is a great time to learn, to grow and become our very best selves.
Kolter went on to talk about the importance of hyper focus and flow and said this about peak performance: “When we are in a crisis, learning rates massively accelerate.”
And that’s when I thought to myself: “Yes, that’s what’s happening to my own motivation to learn. This crisis really has lit a fire inside me that I have not felt for some time.” I want to take the opportunity these pandemics have created to learn and grow as much as possible. And our CAPS community has been a tremendous resource to this end with free access to our Speaker Academy for paid members and all the special timely online events that have come of late. Also, I am taking this time to listen to the recordings of the CAPS National Conventions sessions I missed in December. What’s your learning and growth strategy for the coming month? I would love to hear from you, so shoot me an email at email@example.com.
Again, it’s an honour to serve as your 2020 CAPS BC President and to Learn, Share, Grow and Belong with all of you. See you at our next virtual live event.
All the very best,
CAPS President, BC Chapter
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