During yesterday’s Worldwide Partner Conference Day 3 Vision Keynotes, the stage was once again taken by Kevin Turner this year. Now I can’t speak for each and every one of you, my readers around the world, but I can say (and have said before) that Kevin Turner is always one of my favorite speakers of each Worldwide Partner Conference. I think Kevin brings excitement, fun, credibility, and a level of passion for not only the business, but also our partners and customers around the world.
Here’s just one small example, which really put it into perspective for me. Each year you’ve seen me put up a post here on the blog, wishing all of our partners a Happy New Year each and every January 1st. A few years ago, I expanded that and asked several other leaders from across our Worldwide Partner Group join me in that through personal videos, and eventually I expanded it even further to include leaders from other parts of the business also (Here’s the 2013 one as an example). Sure enough, Kevin said he would love to thank our partners and wish them all a Happy New Year, and he has extended his thanks and holiday wishes to our partners through a video for the past couple years. I just thought that was so genuinely telling that he would take the time with his schedule to make the short videos and share with our partners like that, and I have always personally appreciated that level of passion he has.
During Kevin’s WPC keynote sessions, he delivers his message in a way that is engaging, filled with a ton of great data points, statistics, and catchy phrases or quotes, all of which I’ve heard coined as “KTisms” by partners and others over the years. (No, that is not an official term in any way) What’s always interesting is that when tweeting about Kevin’s keynotes each year, the number of people who comment, respond to, engage with, retweet, etc. the KTisms is always fun to watch and high volume. Plus, it is often during and after his sessions that I get pinged by partners asking if I captured a specific “KTism” or could I resend/forward it to them, and this year was no exception. Because of this, I thought I would do something different this year and share out the various “KTisms” I shared yesterday during Kevin’s session, so you have them here, if you’re interested. He always has some of the best quotes at WPC, so I hope you enjoy them:
So, what was your favorite quote, snippet, “KTism” from Kevin’s presentation yesterday? Feel free to chime in below in the comments section and let me know!
Enjoy the rest of your WPC13 Day 4 and thanks to all of you that have joined us so far for WPC13 either here in person or virtually online.
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Uh Kevin who?
My fav part -"thank you, good bye"