Trott Talks (for four hours), by @1CuriousGiraffe
By Nina Beyers
Today Trott came to SCA. He spoke for four hours to SCA and students around the world.
Trott told us to treat him like a buffet. Pick out the most tasty bits that we want from his talk. So I’ve summed up the top 10 tips that I took away.
X You can either have what you want or the reasons for not having it.
X We’re supposed to be a nuisance. Make a noise, be persistent, ask why.
X Learn from the people who are better than you.
X It’s great to say ‘I don’t know’ as you will always learn something new.
X Form follows function. It doesn’t matter if a product looks beautiful but lacks quality.
X If you are creative you will be creative everywhere, not just in an office in an agency.
X The worst day in advertising is the best day in a factory.
X Regret is worse than embarrassment.
X Only ever talk to one person otherwise you sound like you are doing a speech.
X Shit is still shit even if it travels at the speed of light. Even with technology and digital making communication faster, the core idea still has to hold true.