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Robert Pearlman

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posted 05-15-2013 02:03 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Marketing strategist, best selling author of eight books and cS member David M. Scott ("not the astronaut") recently delivered a talk at TEDxUMassAmherst (for those not familiar, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience).

His presentation, entitled "The Need to Explore," shared his passion for Apollo artifacts while imparting a message about exploration and communications. It is an excellent talk, one that kept me engaged for the full 13 minutes or so, and left me wanting for more.

I have long held that space memorabilia collectors are at their best when they share their passion for collecting to expose new audiences to space history. David's TEDx talk is one of the best examples of that I've seen.


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posted 05-15-2013 09:45 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for rjurek349   Click Here to Email rjurek349     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
David, what a joy to see you combine your passion for marketing/communications with your passion for Apollo... and to see some of your wonderful artifacts integrated into the presentation. Adult show and tell! I love it.

I also really liked your challenge for the audience at the end, pointing out to them that they have more power in their iPhones and Blackberries than Apollo had at its disposal... and so, what are they going to do with all that power? (Besides playing Angry Birds, that is...) A great rhetorical, and, in a way, challenging your audience with their own Kennedy-esque moonshot challenge.

Well done.

(Anyone come up after the show to get a closer look at the artifacts like the Evans tether?)


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posted 05-15-2013 07:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SpaceAholic   Click Here to Email SpaceAholic     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Wish I possessed your talent for communications David...(trade you an artifact for it) :-)


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posted 05-16-2013 03:16 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for freshspot   Click Here to Email freshspot     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thank you Rich and Scott. It was a really fun talk to prepare and deliver and I hope to have opportunities to do it more in the future. Several people wanted to see the artifacts but what was really cool is that a few people wanted me to sign copies of my books after and after I signed in pen, they were absolutely thrilled when I used the Apollo 9 pencil to write "The Need to Explore" in the books.

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