How did I do in my attempt at representing the Swedish LCHF movement at the obesity conference in Philadelphia recently? Pretty good, if you can trust the reviews I was just sent in an email.
Here’s what the participating physicians (and others) thought about my two presentations. Summarizing reviews as PDF files:
- Update from Sweden Regarding Low-carbohydrate, High-fat Diets
- Weight Control: A Question of Calories or Insulin?
Comments such as “The best speaker I’ve ever seen” and “Will stick in my brain forever” are encouraging. Not everyone was quite as positive, but even the slightly critical ones were nicer than my presentation coach Pontus (he probably would have said that they don’t know any better).
The lectures will hopefully be available online in the future, and you’ll be able to read about it here on the blog when it happens. Continue Reading →
Here’s tiny me (6’7”) giving a presenation at the ASBP Obesity Conference in Philadelphia two weeks ago. This is the talk on insulin and weight control, I also did one on the spectacular popularity of the LCHF diet in Sweden.
All the presentations during the conference were taped and will be sold as a DVD set by ASBP when they are ready.
However, with some luck I’ll probably be able to show the videos of my two presentations online. Possibly even for free. I’ll let you know when the deal is ready.
Next week I’ll be in Philadelphia for the American Society of Bariatric Physicians (ASBP) Spring Conference (obesity doctors).
It’ll be my fifth year attending the conference, and the interest in a low-carb diet as a treatment for obesity is clearly growing every year. Having pro-low-carb Dr. Eric Westman as new president for the ASBP doesn’t hurt either.
This year will be the first time that I’ll be presenting myself. I’ll do two talks, 45 minutes each. One is about insulin and weight regulation, the other about the reasons behind the extraordinary popularity of low-carb diets in Sweden.
If you want to travel on short notice to Philadelphia on March 12-16th, 2014, you are welcome to join us!
Obviously there’ll be reports here from the conference.
I’m about to leave South Africa after a great week. Apart from just enjoying this fantastic place we (me, Monique Forslund and professor Tim Noakes) did three lectures on LCHF, and one debate, at the Sports Science Institute of South Africa and at the University of Cape Town Medical School.
It really feels like professor Noakes has started a LCHF revolution in South Africa that might one day catch up to the one in Scandinavia. A lot of smart people – like doctors, students and health coaches – are starting to fully get it. It feels like it did in Sweden a couple of years ago (we’ve gotten even further now).
I’ll end by quoting a tweet from professor Noakes from after the last event – that went two hours over because of all the questions – at UCT:
“Fat power”. I like it.
Half a year ago I uploaded this video of my presentation from the AHS conference in Los Angeles. It’s now been viewed more than 100 000 times on YouTube. I think that’s fantastic.
I’ll continue studying how to improve my online interviews and presentations, to spread the knowledge about healthy real low carb food for free. The next target? One million views.
I’ve done more than a hundred talks on diet and health in recent years. I calculate that more than 10 000 people have listened to them. A good start, but there was a lot of work and travel involved.
Four months ago I uploaded this video of my presentation from the AHS conference in Los Angeles. It’s been viewed more than 60 000 times on YouTube already. Just one talk has reached far more people than all those before it combined.
Obviously there are big (infinite?) possibilities here. There will be more videos this year, specially designed to be shown online. I’m studying how to do it well.
One of the people who have taught me the most about presentations is the American-Japanese guru Garr Reynolds. We met when I attended his excellent presentation seminar in Paris this past winter. Mr Reynolds is also interested in LCHF, and he has now analyzed my lecture video on his blog:
Fairly good grades and I got some extra pointers by mail. Next time the sound recording will be much better, I’ve ordered some equipment for that.
If you want to change your world then it’s like mr Reynolds says: “presentation matters”. I highly recommend his first book: Presentation Zen.
One of my idols is Nancy Duarte, the presentation guru who wrote two of my favorite books on the subject. Her company, Duarte Design, developed the presentation for the Oscar winning documentary An Inconvenient Truth, the one that won Al Gore a Nobel Prize.
I sent her a tweet about my talk at AHS. It would not have been the same without her books.
I did not expect an answer. I’m sure Duarte gets loads of similar mails every day.
But she did answer. Continue Reading →
After quite some work it’s now on YouTube – my talk from Los Angeles last month, edited with the slides included.
These 44 minutes (+ Q&A) summarizes what is about to happen. How uncovering the mistake behind the obesity epidemic makes it possible for us to help others eat real food and improve their weight and health, without hunger.
If you like the lecture please share it with friends who may be interested. Share it on Facebook, tweet it, embed it on your blog (like above), mail it to friends. Like it on YouTube. Whatever suits you. Let’s spread the revolution across the world.
All comments are welcome.
PS: Once again a special thank you to Jimmy Moore who made this possible by generously giving me his speaking spot at AHS.
Hopefully it will be uploaded to YouTube within 24 hours.
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