A quick word of thanks to The Daily Riff and Catherine Westerberg for inviting me to provide a guest post regarding a new twist on the benefits of music education. Lots of great info and ideas on education and education reform on the website – take a few minutes to take a look!
Continuing with our series of audio excerpts from the interviews conducted in the research for my book Everything We Needed to Know About Business, We Learned Playing Music: Dean Deyo, President of the Memphis Music Foundation & Retired Division CEO/President of Time Warner Corporation discusses the role that music had on developing his communication, poise, confidence, and public speaking abilities needed to succeed in business.
I had the pleasure of visiting with the folks at FOX Memphis for the “Good Morning Memphis” show to discuss my new book, Everything We Needed to Know About Business, We Learned Playing Music. Dean Deyo, President of the Memphis Music Foundation and retired Division CEO of Time-Warner joined me. Dean is one of 32 CEOs and business leaders profiled in the book.
“The absolute terror of freshman in college for 90 percent of the population is public speaking. I never understood it because I had already been on a stage in front of thousands of people, and it was no big deal. For me communication, presence, poise, and confidence are all things that any good business person has to have.”
“You’ve got to get to the point where you can make a presentation in a small room or make a presentation at a big gathering. Those performance skills that a musician would learn really translate well.”
Dean Deyo, CEO & Drummer
Retired Division President & CEO, Time Warner Corporation
President, Memphis Music Foundation
Drummer, The Legends of Rock