I have a new presentation prop.
An egg timer.
My goal is to "push" urgency." Recall a couple of weeks ago I blogged a China stat. 60,000 new foreign-owned factories opened between 2000 and 2003. Do the math, and that's one every ... 26 MINUTES!
So now I carry an egg timer (assuming the TSA doesn't confiscate it one of these days) ... and set it for 26 minutes as I begin my presentations. Then, as it Beeps (I found one with a truly obnoxious sound), I announce, "Another foreign-owned factory in China coming on line."
Then I reset the timer.
It has, shall I say, a ... Riveting Effect.