Here's a quote, around 7:30in, from architect Frank Gehry:
Your best work is expressing yourself. Now you may not be the greatest at it, but when you do it, you're the only expert in it.
When I teach students in architecture, I try to get them to understand that they have a signature. Their body, their hand-eye coordination, their biological makeup, does make them write their name differently than I write my name.
It's why you hear so much the advice that you should go personal. You're the biggest expert in the world when it comes to talking about yourself.
Labels: about standup
Permalink | 6/22/2012