By Carol Prahinski, PhD, DTM, NSA-Michigan Immediate Past President
Dan Thurmon was one of the first people I met at
As an NSA newbie, I was invited to a special session for new members hosted by Dan. At the time, I shrugged my shoulders; I didn’t know Dan. And then he did a back flip.
I thought the obvious, “Toto, I’m not in academia anymore.” Little did I realize that Dan’s physical form and thoughtful insights would flip my concept of any presentation.
First, through physical demonstrations, Dan shares that life isn’t in slow motion and we must be ready for shifts in patterns, surprises from behind, and cutting-edge challenges. (Spoiler alert: There may be knives involved.) At our March meeting, you’ll experience something remarkable and gain a sure-fire system for designing dynamic presentations.
Second, we shouldn’t strive for balance, but rather embrace the idea of being off balance. In one of his two books, Off Balance on Purpose, he says, “The perpetual quest for balance ends up limiting growth, progress, and the quality of life. Balance is not what you get;
Third, Dan knows how to have an impact. At the 2018 NSA Convention, Dan was inducted into the prestigious “Speakers’ Hall of Fame.” His programs have educated and uplifted Fortune 500 companies, young audiences, and even the troops on the front lines of Afghanistan and Iraq. With Dan’s upcoming session at NSA-Michigan, you will discover how to increase your revenue by increasing your relevance. Every speaker wants to enhance their relevance. Dan will show you how.
After meeting Dan and experiencing his presentation, I returned to the classroom. As my students’ eyes widened and they looked at each other in confusion, I confessed; my life was thrown forever off balance by NSA and Dan Thurmon.