[thelist] career day presentation

Joel D Canfield joel at findingwhy.com
Tue May 8 11:20:48 CDT 2012

Facts don't sell, emotion does.

You know you love this stuff. Spend some time pondering why. What gives you
an emotional buzz?

I love creating something that didn't exist before. I love solving
problems, finding answers, playing digital detective.

I love making tools that help other people. When I spend a few minutes to
make a tool that saves every person who uses it a few minutes, I love it.

Kids at 9 or 10 years old are still dreamers enough to believe they can
change the world.

Show them that they can.


On Tue, May 8, 2012 at 10:52 AM, Jeremy Weiss <eccentric.one at gmail.com>wrote:

> I wasn't sure if this should be sent to TheList or TheChat, sorry if I
> picked the wrong one.
> I'm scheduled to speak to the fourth grade classes at my daughters'
> school this Friday for career day. I really want to make programming
> (and tech in general) look awesome. I have a general outline of how
> I'm going to handle the presentation but I thought I'd check in here
> and ask for suggestions of things I need to make sure I mention or
> areas that I should avoid.
> Thanks,
> Jeremy
> --

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