Wednesday, November 16, 2016

DevLearn 2016 Opening Ceremonies - D Kelly

D Kelly takes the stage to thunderous applause...over 3,000 people...the's addictive.  But, really, there's only one question on everyone's minds:

Will Dave Kelly Mention His Kids During His Kickoff?

We don't know, yet...but Dave had an epiphany, that people expect it from him.  And he realized, he's becoming the overused elearning template.  He began to think about the elements of these stories - They're personal, they're ubiquitous, they're shareable.

But he wanted to flip the script and share about another topic that we can all relate to...what topic could there POSSIBLY be that we can all relate to that the media couldn't let us escape for the past year or so?  As everyone in the room gasps and thinks he's about to go political...

...only to transition to Brad and Angelina's divorce.  Well played, Dave...well played.

All kidding aside, Dave deviates but returns to discussing a central tenet to what we all do: Creativity.  But, what's more, we need to focus on the RESTRAINTS/CONSTRAINTS therein.  How could he talk about the political situation without ACTUALLY talking about it?  Same applies to us...we're going to gain a lot of knowledge over the next three days, but you have to be able to know how you CAN use be aware of your boundaries.  And boundaries are okay.

Great opening talk...good way to focus what can be an overwhelming scope of material.  Make it meaningful to you.  Well done, sir.  

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