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The Power of Deliberate Practice

Sun, April 11, 2021 6:00 AM | Jerry Gitchel (Administrator)

I started 2021 with a specific intention. I wanted to become the foremost expert in producing Hybrid Events for local professional organizations.

My goal was simple. Gather together in-person attendees at a table with remote attendees at their desks. The outcome I was looking for was a way to get everyone to “See, Hear, and Engage”. In late March it happened. I captured a photo of SBRN President, Jamie Docster Welcoming new member, Bret Schubert to his first meeting, 

It wasn’t until this morning that I realized the path I took that led to this success.

President Jamie Docster welcomes new member Bret Schubert to his first remote meeting.

Deliberate Practice

In this week’s edition of Brain Food from Farnam Street they provide a resource link, The Ultimate Deliberate Practice Guide. What I learned is that the power of deliberate practice is leveraged when you practice in the middle range:

Noel Tichy, professor at the University of Michigan business school and the former chief of General Electric’s famous management development center at Crotonville, puts the concept of practice into three zones: the comfort zone, the learning zone, and the panic zone.”

Looking back over my 6-month engagement with SBRN I realized that I used deliberate practice to overcome the challenge of producing the event. The result is I now have the ability to launch a Hybrid Event experience to serve a global audience in less than 5-minutes*

As we begin to see the light at the end of the pandemic tunnel I hope you will embrace deliberate practice as a new resource in your toolbox.

May all your days in 2021 be, Just Another Day In Paradise.


* And I can prove it. Join me on May 11th to see how you can increase your meeting attendance and revenue by going Hybrid.

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