And another crazy week passes! This week I gave a Powerpoint presentation for the virtual Dialogical Self Conference. It was supposed to be held in Barcelona last year, and I was all geared up to go when the pandemic hit. So they got smart and made it virtual instead.
They allotted me only ten minutes for my topic—ouch! So I worked mighty hard on it, whittling it down and keeping it visual and interesting for the duration.
Whilst I was presenting and afterwards, several people commented how much they enjoyed my presentation. It seemed like everybody else had nothing but words and numbers on their slides, contributing to the sour idea that “Bullets kill”—meaning that gobs of wordy Powerpoint slides are deadly.
I, on the other hand, featured merely one slide with bullet points on it, and even that was against the background of a beautiful blue landscape.
The hairy part of the presentation was when Powerpoint *crashed* halfway through—gahhhh! Luckily, I didn’t let it faze me. I simply re-booted Powerpoint and started sharing my screen again. The emcee was fine with it because they were enjoying the visuals of my presentation so much! I felt fortunate to weather such a difficulty so gracefully.
I recorded it on Zoom right afterwards and proceeded to post it on my YouTube Channel, Linked-In account, and Twitter—so it’s all over the place. If you’d like to view it, the link is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VQmEpmOiaKA&t=10s
This presentation covers two of my favorite topics: imagination and parts work. The Dialogical Self model is well known in Europe and less so in the States. Every time I participate in sessions on the Dialogical Self, I feel as though I’m talking to people who view persons as comprised of multiple parts like I do. It’s delicious!
Later during the week we said our tearful goodbyes to Benny (dog) and Mena (cat), packed up all our stuff, and headed north to Manchester for our next sit—this time in a cozy, converted warehouse filled with shelves of books. It will be like sleeping in a library.
Meet Lorca, who is a 12-year-old Catalan sheepdog with an adorable personality. We’ve already taken to each other, and look forward to many glorious walks together.
Hey, if you want to work with me, my services are all listed at DrVickyJo.com—I’m still coaching, and I love doing my one-on-one Type Discovery sessions. I move clients from “type doubt” to “type confidence” in six intimate, impactful sessions with this process, not to mention all the incredible insights my clients gain along the way that most type enthusiasts don’t know.
If you or someone you know is struggling to get their hands around what type pattern fits them best, will you please turn them on to MEEE….? I love helping people sort this out, especially intuitive women and high school students trying to design their future. If you know anyone like that, please send them my way. I’ll be grateful to you forever!
warmly, -Dr. Vicky Jo