I love music. I love that feeling of waiting anxiously in anticipation for my favorite band to go on stage and wow me with their performance. I already know the songs, I already know the messages, but I still love the performance.
That's kind of how I've felt about the keynote speakers at Power Shift. We all know the gist of what the speakers are going to say -- they're going to tell us that we're leading this movement, that we need to make change happen, and that now is the time. Yet it's still exhilarating because it's all about the delivery, the performance, and the emotional power put forth by speakers like Bill McKibben, Van Jones, and Phaedra Ellis-Lamkin.
Tonight, I had the opportunity to take the stage at Power Shift. You saw staff come on stage and do a little dance, but, what you didn't see was what happened back stage.