- "Entrepreneurs are always pursuing the impossible-" This is something Dolan was told as he started his career and he chose to continue to work hard and has become quite successful in the strength & conditioning industry.
- "Fix the movement, not the muscle-" As a trainer, strength coach, etc..., it is important we not address muscles in an isolative fashion. Rather, we need to continue to look at functional movements and work hard to "fix" those.
- "Be willing to be influential"- Go against the grain, even it means doing the opposite of what everyone else in the gym is doing. The machines are sexy marketing, but free weights and body weight exercises continue to be the best approach towards optimum function.
At the conclusion of the presentation, you can ask the presenter questions and I asked him about presentation style and how to improve the logistics of presenting. He referred me to a specific computer program he uses and additionally suggested the book "Presentation Zen," found here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/0321525655?tag=pccon-20&camp=0&creative=0&linkCode=as1&creativeASIN=0321525655&adid=1TJBSH3PA5XBZXAB5H78. I've added that to my ever-growing "To Read" list for 2009. If you read it, let me know what you think.