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February 22, 2013


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Amazing story that Nick shares! Also good example that even if you have an extraordinary story, you need to prepare it properly before presentation.


Jacob Abraham

What is the y-axis label for his graph?


Thanks for the great write-up and kind comments!

@jacob - the y-axis on my chart, in my mind, was "mood". It was low when the subject was tough or grim, in the thick of "difficulty" and higher when I was talking about overcoming difficulty, or my own inspiration through Swee's quote.

To help audiences best take in a message, I think it's important to mange the flow of the mood. I could have spent most of my talk on difficult and grim things, but that wouldn't have been very helpful to convey the message I wanted to. At the same time, it needed to be authentic, and contain a realistic picture of the degree of difficulty.

Overall, I was very happy with the final mix and the flow of mood in this talk, because in my mind it reflects very truly my own cancer experience - plenty of lows and intense difficulty, but with a lot of human highs, and plenty to live for!

Nick :)


What a story! Preparation is the most important before you speak on anything in front of anyone!

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