12.11.12 by Jeff

Creative Mornings / Jeff Hamada

Last week I spoke at Creative Mornings and this is the video of the entire thing. Like many people, I have a fear of public speaking but I’ve made a personal goal to do it until it’s easy and then I’ll quit forever.

I can get embarrassed hearing my own voice on someone else’s answering machine so to say I’m posting this reluctantly is an understatement. I have a hunch though, I think watching video of yourself might be a big part of getting over the fear of public speaking. Sharing this also prevents me from re-using any of this material for future talks, and I kinda like that.

A giant thank-you to everyone involved in organizing the event, and two hundred high-fives for everyone that was there (especially the ones laughing really loud, can you be in the audience for everything I do for the rest of my life?)

The last half of the video is a Q&A and I’m open to continuing the discussion here in the comments below! If you have questions, or if this inspired you in some small way, I’d love to hear from you!

02.11.12 by Jeff

Creative Mornings / Vancouver Event

Creative Mornings / Vancouver event
Ahhh! (that was a girlish scream not the sound of me relaxing) I’m speaking today at Creative Mornings.

Apologies to everyone who was unable to get tickets, I was told they sold out extremely fast and unfortunately the venue is quite small. I will let you know how it goes! If you managed to get tickets please come up and say hi afterwards!

Wish me luck!

26.10.12 by Jeff

Creative Mornings / Vancouver Event

Creative Mornings / Vancouver event
Next Friday I will be speaking at Creative Mornings. This monthly lecture series, created by Tina Roth Eisenberg (Swissmiss), has quickly spread to 36 different cities including Vancouver.

The main reason I am doing this talk is because I am making a conscious effort to pursue everything that I am afraid of. I will be talking about aliens, and the 1996 blockbuster film “The Rock”. There is a possibility I will never speak publicly again.

Short interview on Creative Mornings/Van Tumblr: HERE.

Tix for my talk go on sale on Monday (they are free): HERE.