To become a good public speaker, practice. To become a great public speaker, practice more. Here are my tips for you along the way: Decide on the impact and value you would like to make with the audience Instead of using slides, jot down a set of keywords or phrases that makes it likely for you to create that value Use your key words and concepts as Lego building blocks. Mold your presentation according to... Read more!
Yesterday I did a talk at the Procurement 4.0 conference at Deloitte in Oslo. While the topic I covered was digitilization in shipping, I ended up recommending the audience to go home and ask their sexual partner how they could be the ideal partner in bed for them… and then deliver that and telling me how it went. I am curious if I will get any feedback. During the talk I covered the essence in... Read more!
Why is collaboration good business? Why share? What does shipping have in common with the pharmaceutical industry? What is “ant hill innovation”, and how does that concept relate to the IT industry? Having had the privilege working for my main client Dualog during the past few years, I have gained an insight into the shipping industry. Dualog optimizes IT and Internet connections onboard more than 3000 ships. My work with them have included giving talks... Read more!
Earlier today I held a workshop in Tromsø - north of the arctic circle - at the annual WISTA conference (WISTA being the “Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association”). The topic of my workshop was “Digitization, robots and AI. Why women will be the last to be replaced by robots and AI”. I was having a fun three hours with 25 smart and inspiring women. And to sum it up, I decided to wrap it... Read more!
Stay curious. Experiment. Fail fast. Learn. This podcast is about the young aspiring chemist who started to blow things up and ended blowing up himself. It highlights a part of the free OnePageBook, “#Fail” and adds the element of curiosity. Link to transcribed video. Link to this post: https://isene.org/2018/10/Podcast-ChemicalGeir.html Read more!
This podcast distills the OnePageBook, “How to help a friend in trouble” down to just one single effective tip. There exists a silver bullet in helping another. It may not be the tip a person wants to hear, but it is the tip he needs to hear. In the podcast, I give you a challenge. Are you up for it? Link to transcribed video. Link to this post: https://isene.org/2018/10/Podcast-HelpOthers.html Read more!
I have a question for you: Do you need your ambitions to live a happy or fulfilling life? In sports, in business, in school and in most other parts of life the need for goals and ambitions seems taken for granted. “But of course you need ambitions!” - we can hear Tony Robins, mental trainers and various TV personae insist on setting short term, long term and life goals. But is this actually true? For... Read more!
In this podcast, I introduce a really simple role-playing game: The Amar Lite. The rule system can be read and understood in 15 minutes and is playable with kids down to 5 years old. Along with the game system itself, I have created a set of ready-made characters and a one page adventure that makes it easy to get playing right away. Take your kids, friends or grand parents into a fantasy world rescuing the... Read more!
When Niklas (my oldest son) turned 15 four years ago, I took him to NYC for a week. As Jonathan turned 15 in August, it was his turn. In 5 years it will be Benjamin and in 13 years, it’s me and Aleksander. It’s a great way to experience a lot together in just one week. Jonatan is one of the smartest people I know. When he was five, he came home from the kindergarten... Read more!
Are you an introvert or extrovert? Or somewhere in between? Why? And how do you get into the zone - that state where everything you do just flow without effort? What is the link between the zone and being an extrovert or introvert? I share my views on this after helping hundreds of individuals and teams getting into their zones. Link to transcribed video. Link to this post: https://isene.org/2018/09/Podcast-Introvert.html Read more!
After having been laughed at by the leader of the Calculator Group in the Norwegian Astronomical Society, I decided to take revenge. Listen to the podcast and let your inner geek be inspired. Link to transcribed video. Link to this post: https://isene.org/2018/09/Podcast-RevengeCalculatorGeek.html Read more!
If your whole life is centered around having a perfect body, then any criticism of your body will be a criticism of your whole world. If your life is all about your job, then taking a hit at work will see your world crumble. The smaller your world is, the more vulnerable you are to criticism or to someone rocking that small world. Having a small world is commonly referred to as being self centered.... Read more!