Have you ever seen a treadmill presenter? The whole room is strapped in and forced to walk the powerpoint step by step from bullet to bullet to bullet to point. It's all very logical, efficient, and boring. We struggle to even care, much less learn anything.
Then you walk across the hall into another meeting room where everyone's smiling. The room is hopping. Ideas are bouncing around almost effortlessly. Time and space feel suspended for a moment. You've found a trampoline speaker, and launching you and the rest of the audience into a new frame of mind is almost second nature to them.
Treadmills force us to put in all sorts of effort without helping us move much. But a trampoline does all the work beforehand so we get to touch the sky without even breaking a sweat.
Thank you for choosing to be a trampoline, for giving us room to really bounce your ideas.