Morning Again Folks!!
I just want to get these posts out before I board a plane to Europe as I go enjoy a few weeks off.
As many of you know we have had some really great speakers at TRAFFIC. From Steve Forbes to John Reese and 6 others as well. They were all much easier to select than what we needed in Silicon Valley for this particular show. We needed a nuts and bolts guy. An idea guy. A guy who has actually had a record of success and still, had some FIRE left in the belly to keep trailblazing. Enough so that he could apply himself as an outsider to the domain industry yet still had a lot of knowledge about the space to begin with. Where the hell was I going to find a guy like that??
It took me 6 months. I read bio after bio. I listened to TV, I read articles, I looked anywhere I could to find a perfect fit for a really important time. I was really about to give up. I would rather have no keynote speaker than one that would not do what we needed....or even worse....insult the intelligence of the audience.
Then just a few weeks before the show I found the right guy. Scott Klososky. I knew that Scott would not sell me any more tickets. But I also knew that anyone that attended would feel like his keynote was truly meaningful and actually walk away with incredible value. He sounded like the guy that could link multiple worlds together to show us our place from a view out side the industry but far from ignorant of it. Long story short, Scott was everything I envisioned and he pulled of what I asked him and then raised it a level or 2 by himself as he went even further. So for that....Tip of the Hat Scott Klososky and I believe our paths will not only cross again, I believe they will crisscross for years to come!
Have a GREAT Day!