AWESOMENESS Is Not Accidental [Slideshare] #DisruptHR

Last night, I had the honor of hosting the first Disrupt HR event in Cincinnati, Ohio along with my friends Chris Ostoich and Steve Browne.

Well actually, Chris and his fantastic team at BlackbookHR did all of the hard work, and Steve and I just sort of showed up. Which was perfect.

On the agenda for the night was some good old fashioned networking, festive beverages at the historic Rhinegeist Brewery and 13 brave presenters delivering Ignite-style talks on variety of topics including human resources, talent, diversity, culture.

Chris Ostoich – Founder & CEO, BlackbookHR

Elizabeth Borton – Owner & President, Write On Target

James Biro – Plant Director, Kellogg Company

P.G. Sittenfeld – Cincinnati City Councilman

Kristie Aiuto – HR Manager, Procter & Gamble

David Le – Managing Member, The Lang Thang Group

Steve Browne – Executive Director of Human Resources, LaRosa’s Inc.

Josh Heuser – Founder, AGAR and Partner, Mainstay Rock Bar

Pat Reiber – Relationship Manager & Executive Recruiter, Centennial Inc.

John Herman – CEO, Epipheo

Craig Bryant – Founder & Product Manager, Kin

Jennifer McClure – President, Unbridled Talent LLC

Laurie Ruettimann – Writer, Speaker & Consultant, The Cynical Girl

 This was my first Ignite-style talk (5 minutes, 20 slides automatically advancing in 15 second increments) and it was a challenge!

Thankfully, I survived and it’s sufficient to say that I have used up my quota for saying the word Awesome in 2013. Which is Awesome. 🙂

Below is the deck from my talk (email subscribers click here to view).

Special thanks to the Disrupt HR sponsors, for without them, this event wouldn’t have been possible.


Centennial, Inc.


Plum Street Productions

Event Enterprises

Interested in hosting a Disrupt event in your town? Let me know and I can hook you up with the right folks to get you started!

President & Chief Talent Strategist

Jennifer McClure is a Keynote Speaker, Talent Strategies Expert and Executive Coach who works with clients and companies in the areas of leadership development, communication and talent strategy. Jennifer McClure offers keynotes, workshops and training that inspire and empower business leaders to be more effective in their careers and as leaders of their organization’s most valuable resource – people.

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7 thoughts on “AWESOMENESS Is Not Accidental [Slideshare] #DisruptHR

  1. Love your deck. I think it’s much easier to create 30 minutes of content than it is to create 5 (and have it be meaningful). I was moved by your slides. Awesome is one of those over used words that can become part of the landscape without someone like you to remind us of it’s definition. Thank you Jennifer.

    • Thanks Bill!

      As someone who typically speaks at events for an hour or more, it was definitely a challenge to condense – and also to speak with the timed slides. I’m glad I tried it and think it will make me a better Speaker as a result.

      I’ve also been more aware of the use of the word Awesome since saying it 3,647 times on stage (or something like that). It’s definitely over-used. In the future, I’m going to try to save my use of the word for things that truly inspire awe!

  2. Jennifer,
    Your speech was totally awesome! Thanks so much for hooking me up to present at Disrupt HR. It was a scary fun challenge, but I’d love to do it again!

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