I've always been inspired by the story of Cliff Gardner. Probably best articulated by William H. Macy in this episode of one of Aaron Sorkin's finest – but short lived – shows, Sports Night:
Though Macy's delivery is a bit harsh, the story of Cliff and Philo is a resonant and powerful metaphor. One that has guided me throughout my career, and has thus led me here. The line that really speaks to me is "I don't have your head for science... But it sounds like you're gonna need glass tubes." In over a decade of creative work, I've never heard a more appropriate fable for explaining the partner I strive to be. My work has always been an exercise in helping people discover and promote their own creative talents. Translated simply, this means "I could never know your business like you do... But I will make it my mission to help you articulate yours."
Hence, GatherRound. Because I'm not here to tell my story. GatherRound is here so you can tell yours.
Are you ready to give up on presenting and see what's possible when you start persuading? Are you ready to move audiences with stories like the tale of Cliff Gardner and his brother in law?
We should talk.