You’re authentic voice, it’s important

by John Wilker in 360Conferences

Chris brogan has a good post, with his thoughts captured on video

I agree completely! I hate self censorship for the sake of simply not offending the thin skinned, Sure I don’t think it’s cool to curse like a drunken sailor for particular reason, but I’m not opposed to the “colorful metaphor” when it applies.

At 360|Flex Atlanta, Doug (who else) said ‘cool shit’ a few times over and over to watch the ASL interpreter sign it. I wish I had seen it, truth be told.

Next time Doug speaks for us, will we say anything? Nope. That’s Doug, that’s Doug’s authentic voice (Doug, you DO NOT get to just swear left and right now!) and we wouldn’t ask him to change it for the world, and I hope he never does.

Chris is right, why self censor or change who you are? Doug says ‘cool shit’, we all know him, and know that.

I think that’s what sets 360|Flex apart from MAX and other events. We don’t sanitize session titles, we don’t tell speakers what to present on, and we certainly don’t try to censor them in their session, we let them present their topic, how they like, in their own voices.

It seems to work.

One Response to “You’re authentic voice, it’s important”

  1. Adam Flater says:

    Right on John, I couldn't agree more. The uncensored quality of 360|Flex is a key ingredient to it's success.

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