Issue #22

'e' is for 'everything'

"How can I be helpful?"

One of my dearest friends posed this question to me for the first time many years ago. She always asks people this question, and I have shamelessly stolen it. I love what it does to a conversation and the immediate bond it creates. It is a question ripe with opportunity.

I've been trying to find more opportunities to ask that question as my company takes flight. The goal of Dexign LLC is to help individuals and organizations "see what's missing". We take a human-centered approach to moderation, facilitation, curriculum development and communication in the areas of media, policy and professional development. I say "we" because I rely on a network of people to help inspire and keep me going. They're amazing, and I always try to bring them in on projects to help clients exceed their own expectations.

Basically, we help people find clarity, get unstuck, get inspired and prepare to see around the next corner. The company is in the vein of my ikigai: "I wake up every morning to 'ship it', making difficult decisions that grow human potential and improve the state of the world."

Now, as much as I love asking how I can be helpful, I am terrible at asking for help myself. So, I'm going out on a limb here, to ask for your help. I'm finally at that point where I can really dive into my work, and I would love to work with you. So, I am asking you the question I love so much with a twist that implies my own need: How can my company be helpful?

  • If you're trying to create a new learning experience for your staff, I'd love to help. 
  • If you're struggling to work through a complex policy proposal and need to design a workshop experience, count me in.
  • Have you always wanted to communicate your ideas with the world, but you don't know where to start or fear becoming chum for The Commentariat? I've got your back. 
  • Do you need a dynamic speaker for the company retreat? Let's talk. 

That probably sounds like a lot, and that's because it is. There's a reason this newsletter is called "'E' is for everything". It's more than a title, it's a tip of the hat to my ever-expanding areas of interest. 

In the meantime, enjoy this week's reading collection. There is A LOT to get through, including predictions for journalism in 2017 from Nieman Journalism Lab, the tech trends for the coming year from Amy Webb and her team and a couple of pieces from me. 

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful (warm) weekend!

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