Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Who is Steve Beck and why is he saying those things for $20,000?

First heard of Steve Beck in Peter the Great's glowing preview of this motivational speaker from the Capitol City Speakers Bureau. Yesterday's DE has an account of Steve Beck's Motivational Speeches on campus:
Network security officer Curt Wilson said the information wasn't exactly new to him, but was a good refresher. He said he thinks being present in all interactions - one of the things Beck emphasized - brings a quality of life that can't be found elsewhere.
As a matter of fact, I encountered Curt at Schnuck's last night, and seemed to be very "present" in our interaction. In the same article (not at Schnucks), Ha-Yee Teska, a Procedures and Systems Analyst, said "More people should come." Office Systems Specialist Marcia Gerstenschlager agreed. "They should be turning people away."

Which suggests there's room for curious alumni.

The Monday afternoon session was only one of 10 sessions Beck offered this week. The final speeches will be given today and Wednesday from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the Student Center Auditorium.

See you there?


Anonymous said...

Being present in all interactions may bring a quality of life that can't be found elsewhere, but it's only good quality if you enjoy the company of every single one of those people.

Parentheticus said...

I think the quality comes through awareness. I think it doesn't judge in terms of "i like or dislike..." I don't know, I didn't go to hear Mr. Beck, but there is still time today.

I read in today's DE that the turnout was 500 -- about 10% of campus faculty and staff. The DE said the money ($20,000) for this motivational speaker could have been better spent.