Then, I stumbled upon a blog post by Seth Godin with an insightful title - "Rehearsing is for cowards", where the basic idea is that a well rehearsed talk/presentation will protect "against the downside, the unpredictable and the embarrassing" but will not allow for a potential leap forward. Seth states in his post:
"A well-rehearsed performance will go without a hitch. An explorer seeks the hitches, because hitches are the fissures and chasms that help us leap forward."The third and final piece that made my day was a TED talk by Chris Anderson on Crowd accelerated innovation. This talk emphasized how internet video allows the communication of ideas beyond the audience that attended an event, and also how it creates a cycle of improvement, through the feedback and the recognition a video post receives.