To get digital you need to be digital – and learn the language

 In digital, digital disruption, disruption

When you come across a new terminology, some new jargon or acronyms, do you seek to understand what they mean or let them wash over you?

I encourage all of my audiences to be curious and embrace digital. I implore them that “to get digital you need to be digital”, and lean forward when these new words and phrases pop up.

To support this, I show my “scary slide” which deliberately has digital words and phrases they may not be familiar with.

You can see the slide in full in the video below.

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Instead of asking for a show of hands as to how many people did not know what some of the words mean, I suggest that as a start they go to Wikipedia and understand what the words mean.

I then suggest they seek to understand how these new digital phrases will impact their business, their industry and in turn their careers.

There is a reason why this slide is my most-photographed at conferences, and there is an audible “aww” when it changes as people want to know why these phrases will impact their business in the next 2 years.

Do you actively seek to understand new digital terminology when confronted with it?

How many phrases on my slide did you know about? Let me know below in the comments below.

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Futurist Keynote Speaker and former IBM Global Managing Partner, Andrew is a popular and sought-after presenter and commentator on issues around digital disruption and emerging technologies. He is a multiple TEDx & International Keynote Speaker. Watch his speaking showreel here, enquire about availability & fees here.