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Paul Deegan has spoken to audiences at a diverse range of company events and conferences ranging from IT executives in Dubai to portfolio managers in Hong Kong. Here are a few highlights from his presentations:
NO ROOM FOR PASSENGERS ON ANY TEAM
Flying at 500 miles per hour at the height of the Lincoln Memorial made Paul realise that there can never be room for passengers on any team.
FIND THE STRENGTH TO TRY AGAIN
If a storm forced you back from the summit of Everest when you were less than 1000 vertical feet away, what would you do: return to friends and family after two months away from home; or try to re-ascend the mountain despite your exhaustion?
When Paul fell through ice into a fast-flowing river in the Himalaya, his only chance of rescue came from a teammate who would have to risk his own life to save Paul’s.
PRESS THE PAUSE BUTTON
Having the courage to periodically press the pause button in challenging situations is better than pushing on in the hope that things might get better, as Paul discovered whilst battling windchill temperatures of minus 100ºF on America’s highest mountain.
Whenever practical, Paul prefers to arrive several hours before (or in the case of multi-day conferences the day before) he speaks. He enjoys remaining on-site after his presentation in order to give audience members an opportunity to chat with him.
Paul gives 10% of his talks pro bono, and donates a minimum of 1% of all revenue to good causes. He offsets 100% of his carbon travel emissions.