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November 16, 2010



And they can teach us to be comfortable in our own skin. Young ones, before peer pressure and society awareness usually like who *they are*.

That is something many of us struggle with.

A very nice post. Txs.


14. Be not ashamed to get straight to the point

Robin Dugall

great great great Garr!


Wonderfully encouraging, Garr! Just as I would expect from the author of Presentation Zen. I'm going to share your 13 Tips with my grad students at USD (University of San Diego).

(7) and (8) are my favorites -- Show your enthusiasm and remain open to possibilities. So true. I would add to the list, Be transparent. Kids rarely have hidden agendas, and even when they do, those agendas tend to be sweet and obvious, as in, "Beautiful, thin Mother, may I please have a popsicle?"


Excellent post! Thank you.

Here is a bit more from Seth Godin on 11/5/10:

Childlike makes a great scientist.
Childish produces tantrums.
Childlike brings fresh eyes to marketing opportunities.
Childish rarely shows up as promised.
Childlike is fearless and powerful and willing to fail.
Childish is annoying.
Childlike inquires with a pure heart.
Childish is merely ignored.

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thanks for the info and explanation provided


I certainly agree, though I don't know if children fit all of those criteria! Along with 8 and 10, I would say remember that everything is possible and don't let people tell you "don't" etc. Here is one speech that explains it well-->http://www.soapboxguru.com/speech/4165/Reggie-Walker-29-June-2010.

I might add, if it was an unhappy experience, have a lollipop, forget about it and move on fast.

Nick D.

Very cool, All these we should know intrinsically as previous children, but it's nice to relearn the lessons forgotten.

Read something similar about learning from different animals long ago, but it's the children who don't need anyone telling them that, as they observe so keenly when meeting a new species.

Andrew Thorp

I remember someone (maybe Garr) pointing out how good young children are at empathy - a toddler sees another get upset, and immediately feels its pain!

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