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Be A Champion Like Clough …

So a while back I was invited to do a talk for Isolated – the TedTalkesque site that raises money for charity.

I could have revisited a presentation I’d written I the past, but I thought I would take the opportunity to write the presentation I’ve always wanted to write …about why Brian Clough was so amazing.

Now I could have written a thousand slides, but as Isolated in linked to creativity, I decided to make it slightly relevant to that subject by framing the presentation about ‘why the creative industry needs more of Clough’s attitude towards success’.

Whether I pulled it off is anyone’s guess and frankly – I don’t really care – because I got to write about Cloughy, but if you fancy checking out a long, rambley, over-sentimental and biased talk about Clough and Nottigham Forest, then head over to Isolated and hear me bore you half to death.

Now I appreciate the idea of hearing my voice could be too much for you to deal with, and if that’s the case, I have an alternative plan …

1 Donate money to Isolated … because it’s for a good cause.
2 Look at the deck below.

Now I admit you won’t get much out of it just seeing the deck without my accompanying narrative because it’s my usual random ‘picture’ rubbish … plus the gifs don’t work.

And where there is some writing, the lack of context means it may come across as some sort of z-grade psychobabble [even though it is all from interpreting Clough’s beliefs and philosophy over his near 20 years running Nottingham Forest] … however if you can put that all aside and want to look at some amazing pics of some amazing Forest players over the years, then it may be the best presentation you’ll ever see.




Anyway, it’s Friday so just humour me and even if you don’t agree with what I say [which would be hard because there’s no chance you’ll be able to work out what I’m trying to say, because even I’m not entirely sure] know my goal wasn’t to get your agreement, but just to write a presentation about Nottingham Forest and the incredible Brian Clough.

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I’ve read a lot of comments about the presentation you gave yesterday. So in typical Rob style, you post a totally different presentation about Brian Clough.

Comment by Bazza

I will pay money to hear you talk because I want to know how you have made it work. But will you post the presentation from yesterday. Heard it was important and special and I would like to see it.

Comment by Bazza

I’ve watched it. It’s very entertaining and has an excellent point. Only Robert could make a 40 minute presentation about the state of the ad industry based on 2 words said in an interview by the manager of his football team. It’s a skill.

Comment by George

Here it is.

Rob, you should do a post on this presentation. I had 4 people who know I know you send me emails saying how brilliant and important your talk was. Congratulations.

Comment by Pete

This presentation reminded me how much I miss working with you. And how much you love Nottingham Forest.

Comment by George

It’s reminded me when he used impact as his font.

Comment by Billy Whizz

That as well.

Comment by George

Wieden did many things for Rob, but increasing his font knowledge is probably the most important one.

Comment by Pete

This looks a great talk for a great cause.
I don’t know how you find the time to do all these things, but I’m very grateful you do.

Comment by Pete

When you delegate all your work to your team, you have lots of time for writing presentations.

Joking Rob. J-o-k-i-n-g.

Comment by Bazza

ill say this for you campbell. you are an exploitative little fuck.

Comment by andy@cynic

Best backhanded compliment ever.

Comment by DH

campbell is the embodiment of give him an inch and hell take the whole fucking land. hes basically adlands equivalent of 80s america foreign fucking policy.

Comment by andy@cynic

I can’t believe I want to watch this.
It’s for Brian Clough, not you Rob.

Comment by DH

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