How do you know that God looks like?

“It is the tension between creativity and skepticism that has produced the stunning and unexpected findings of science.” – Carl Sagan

A young child was busy in class feverishly drawing away. The teacher approached and asked the girl what she was so busy drawing. The child responded, “I am drawing a picture of God.” The teacher, skeptical, asked “And how do you know what God looks like?” The child without looking up continued to draw and said “You will know in a minute.”

Some believe that effectively doing things will get you closer to your goals – that you will produce a desired effect. Others believe efficiently performing tasks in the most economical manner will get them to be more innovative and in a shorter time span. I look at effectiveness as right brain activity (the child drawing God) and efficiency as left brain activity (the teacher skeptical that a child knows what God looks like). Combining right brain activities with left brain activities is proving to be the most successful path to meaningful innovation by fostering critical thinking, creative problem solving and collaboration. (The child effectively answered the teacher. Why? Because there were no limitations put on her imagination).

Blumsack Brown BackgroundAs a coach, trainer and consultant, Larry Blumsack partners with people and organizations on the move and those already there to accelerate their communication, presentation and speaking skills to be on par with their ambition. Through one-on-one coaching and group training Larry helps leaders and aspiring leaders elevate their presence and communication skills to influence more people, sell more products-services-ideas and inspire others more successfully than they ever imagined.

Larry is the bestselling author of Face-to-Face is The Ultimate Social Media and founder of Zoka Institute and Zoka Training®. Zoka Training® — Mind/Voice/Body/Mindfulness in sync — is the result of Larry’s 45 years as a coach, acting teacher, actor, voice-over artist, theater and TV director/producer, radio & TV commentator and show host, speaker, trainer, serial entrepreneur, and syndicated columnist. Larry was a founding member of the theater department at Northeastern University.

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