Recently I was in a meeting with a client and the topic of how my company got it’s name came up. It’s been a while since I have shared about why 45 Conversations is called what it is — so today seems like a great day to share a little about that once again.
Essentially, 45 Conversations began as 45 actual conversations that were held online. At the time that I had the conversations, live streaming was still a very new feature in the online world — so I was somewhat of an early adopter. The simple fact is that I had the conversations because I wanted to really challenge myself to be comfortable speaking and interviewing while I was in a live video call. It was a fun experience that enabled me to connect with people in 7 different countries about a variety of topics — especially small business, education, marketing, social media and so much more. I learned SO much during this experience — and — ultimately rebranded my company because of it. Also it’s worth noting that I held the conversations as a way to celebrate my 45th birthday as well. Without question it made that birthday one of the best I have ever had!
Below is a list which includes the full list of videos of all of the conversations as well as an intro video that I recorded before I began. As I look back on all of these conversations today, I find it really interesting to see how I grew personally and professionally from the whole experience. Truly it opened up a great many opportunities for me and also strengthened my confidence as well. Today I am a better communicator, educator and entrepreneur because of all of those conversations.
6 years later — I’m still having conversations with people, though usually not in as public a manner as all of these videos were. I do believe that connection and conversation is such an important way to build and strengthen the relationships we have with one another.
Have a look through all of the amazing people who were part of these first 45 conversations. They were such a fantastic group and I feel so fortunate to have been able to learn from all of them! I am still thankful to each of them for being part of the experience.