Over a lifetime we hear and see tens-of-thousands of great ideas. It is our ability to put to action even a minute fraction of these tidbits that shapes our lives and determines our growth and skills. I refer to this practice as the Nugget Theory. Whether it be a demonstration, an article, or how-to video, it is the presenter’s responsibility to showcase meaningful and educational material. But ultimately, it is each person’s ability to put to practice pieces of this information that determines the value of the shared ideas. Like a miner panning for a single nugget of gold, our ability to grow stems from what not what we absorb, but what we employ. As a father, writer, speaker, and demonstrator, I’ve always strived to not only educate and entertain, but to get the audience to put to practice the knowledge that is shared.
For my February demonstration to the Des Moines Woodworkers Association, I’ll be covering lots of ground and hopefully be sharing numerous nuggets of information gained from a lifetime of working in the woodworking publishing industry and time in my own shop. I have no expectations of anyone in the audience taking notes, or remembering more than a small portion of what will be covered, but as the presenter, it is my desire to leave the audience with a few nuggets of woodworking inspiration that they can put to use in their own shop. To help accomplish that, I’ve listed below several of the points of my presentation as well as links to online content for the members to review and practice at their leisure.
Marlen @ WOOD
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