poetry at work

Because I don’t talk about work on this blog, this post may be vague, but I’ll give it a shot.

Some folks in my department were tasked with creating a video to show at a big meeting at the end of this month. We came up with an idea and as part of the execution of the video, we needed to interview the CEO. That happened yesterday morning. Today, we were told to kind of forget what we’d come up with before and, instead, watch the video of the CEO and from his comments, come up with a new script. A meeting was set up for this afternoon to go over our ideas.

I watched the video and took notes. Came up with a pretty mediocre idea, really. Then after talking with my boss, I decided to use my strength in poetry to try to distill the meaning, and I wrote a poem.

At the meeting, one guy presented his script, then I read my poem. Then another guy presented his script. We decided that the two scripts could be combined and then it and my poem would be recorded by a voice actor. We’ll present both to the CEO next week for him to pick which one he wants to be produced into a video.

So that could be pretty cool.

It’s nice when my worlds collide in a good way like that.poetry-at-work-infographic-featured

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. Josefa Perello Wann says:

    I like this post and I like the graphics

  2. Fabulous example of how our strengths can be applied to many areas, often with the strongest results! I am working with 5th and 6th graders in Del Mar to use their strengths to solve an issue related to the human impacts on earth. May I share your story? Would you consider a school visit in person or remotely this Wed? I have a young poets/writers who would benefit from your insight. Their exhibition of learning is on Frida, 11/16 at 12:45 PM if you are available to provide feedback.

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