I am awkward.
But it’s one of the most human conditions; awkwardness tells us that we are human.
It is our true self showing through when we don’t mean to—on the other side of awkwardness is connection.
As someone who has deep intimacy with the feeling of awkwardness, I was nominated to give a talk on why awkwardness was actually awesome at Ignite Boulder.
Each presenter has five minutes and exactly 20 slides that advance automatically—here goes:
Banks lives in Boulder, Colorado and spends his time being awkward, playing pranks on friends, and serving as VP of Partnerships at the Unreasonable Institute, an accelerator program for entrepreneurs addressing social and environmental problems in the world.
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