NIC ASKEW

EXPLORER FILM MAKER WRITER PHOTOGRAPHER SPEAKER

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INNER HUMAN POTENTIAL AND THE CHANGING OF THIS WORLD

A Keynote Program Like Nothing Most Audiences Will Have Ever Experienced, Exposing Them To A Common Humanity And Stream Of Personal Insight

Developed From The Direct Experience Of Two Decades Of Filming The Human Soul

In a world of speakers trying educate, inspire and transform with rich content, Nic’s seemingly simplicity of approach punches extraordinarily deep. He stands out in a field of his own when it comes to speakers.

Tony Lillios. Co-Founder Speck Products

Nic is a rare genius when it comes to capturing the essential human being that lies beneath the masks we choose to wear. He’s developed a unique way of communicating truth in a way I’ve not seen elsewhere on the planet. The value is simple, deep and far reaching.

Tim Gallwey, Pioneer in Psychology & Author of ’The Inner Game Series’

Through a miraculous process with the camera and live-projection Nic enables a group to rediscover its common humanity.

Verne Harnish, Founder Entrepreneurs’ Organization

By some magic, Nic captures people openly and without defence or pretense, so that you get the real person, their integrity, their doubts, their joy. In short, an insight into their soul.

Dr. Scilla Elworthy, 3 Time Nobel Peace Prize Nominee

 

A Unique And Configurable Keynote Program

Exploring The Themes Of Human Connection, Inner Intelligence, Purpose, Courage, Authentic Voice, Organizational Soul And Other Subjects That Might Change Us And This World.

Using Unconventional Means

Using Film, Photographic Portraits, Piercing Words And Live Inner View Filming With Large Scale Projection

… I have sat utterly still with countless people in front of my camera for close to two decades, and over time it became increasingly clear that there’s another way. A way to tear down the walls that exist between people and in doing so, expose us to our individual and common humanity. It also became clear to me that this very same way exposes us to an inner intelligence that seeks to inspire us to act differently, and to speak with a more courageous voice. It’s this voice that I’ve made my films from.

This way, which I refer to as Inner View, starts with no-thing. Let me show you.

Nic Askew – Film Maker

Something happens inside when we experience a place where there is no need to be or do anything other. Maybe for the first time. There can be a quieting of the questions, the urgency, the seeking. The most important things find us in those moments. This is what happens here.

Angie Tsiatsos Phillips

This is not a speech delivered from a stage to an audience. Directionally, it’s the opposite. A direct experience of an intelligence drawn from deep inside the participant. Inspiration from within, and an exposure to a collective humanity.
It is like revelation and deja vu, both at the the same time” (from a participant).

It’s an experience using unconventional means, causing unconventional effect.

Start With Nothing stands alone as a solo event and can fit well into other programming. In addition to its own revelatory impact, it’s become clear that the experience opens the audience up to receive what is to come. Be that the content of other speakers, or the challenging work of specific transformation.

Nic’s keynote brought a strong connection through a deep sense of humanity. In spite of being a group of hundreds the intimacy felt like we were in a living room. We watched him work his craft with a subject on stage whilst offering us our own experience of going inward individually. In a world of speakers trying educate, inspire and transform with rich content, Nic’s seemingly simplicity of approach punches extraordinarily deep. He stands out in a field of his own when it comes to speakers.

I’ve also experienced this in a smaller group and it’s unlike anything else I’ve been a part of. Out of what felt like uncomfortable stillness emerged provocative truths. It was an intense soul stirring event that took months for me to unpack and integrate and has left me with a deeper and richer way of seeing and experiencing the world.

Tony Lillios. Co-Founder Speck Products

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“Within moments everything that is not important somehow falls away” | “It is like revelation and deja vu, both at the the same time” | “Nothing has changed but everything is different” | “The most profound experience of my life to date” | “I figured out where true strength comes from” | “This is utterly beautiful and something that can’t be undone” | “I felt free” | “It’s still reverberating inside me” | “I have never been in a space like that before” | “I was left with a profound sense of calm” | “I felt such a deep connection” | “I was found by something of tremendous importance, the reason for our organization”

CONFIGURABLE ELEMENTS

AUDIENCE SIZE : this experience is configurable to include just 8 participants (a small board, team or group in which each person is filmed) to 500+ auditoriums.

KEY FOCUS : Human Connection and Inner Intelligence are the key central focus but each event is configurable to include other elements designed with to compliment your event’s purpose. Examples; Organizational Soul, Purpose, Courage, Re-Imagining a Future, Civic Society, Authentic Storytelling, The Art of Witnessing, Coaching From No-thing, Innovation & Other-Dimensional Thinking, Conflict Resolution.

DURATION : 90 minutes to as much as a half day session. 

OUTPUTS : often the experience itself is the main intended output. Other elements can be added including film footage captured, photographic portraits and follow up in-person or online meetings.

LIVE FILM SUBJECTS : perhaps the most extraordinary element of this experience is the live filming  in which Nic interviews (inner views) subjects and cast the image in realtime to projection screens. It is the inner world revealed. The subjects are drawn from the audience or are predefined (e.g. Founder/CEO) often pursuing specific exploration (e.g. why we – the organization – exist).

ADDITIONAL PROGRAMMING : there is the possibility of additional sessions. Breakout sessions, specific filming and portrait sessions, and intensive workshop experiences. Specifically designed, using the Inner View.

This keynote program is based on the experience of many years of filming the profound nature of the human race. A number of the films can be seen in the collection on the Soul Biographies site.

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Nic was a keynote speaker for us at EO Alchemy – an Entrepreneurs’ Organization 500 person conference. His approach to life is like no other and he brings his thoughts and Inner View approach to the stage like no one has ever done before.  Sitting in front of the camera and being able to be “Seen” and “Known” by everyone in the audience is an amazing experience.

Participating as an audience member, you have the ability to look at someone on the screen and understand the subject in a way that no words could ever describe.  His thought of “Start with Nothing” and “It” will find you is truly a unique and indescribable thought that truly lets you reflect and gain a deeper understanding of yourself, your approach and your perspective.

Having the opportunity to work with Nic was a true pleasure and so many of our attendees at Alchemy walked away with a completely new outlook on approaching thinking, feeling and being.

I would highly recommend Nic as a Keynote, Breakout or Session speaker for any Chapter event, Regional event or Global event.  He is dynamic, engaging and thought provoking in every way possible. 5 Stars for sure, and more if I could give them.

Kyle McClelland, 2021 EO Alchemy Chair.  EO Reno Tahoe Chapter

 

A FEW EXAMPLES

Entrepreneurial Conference

Start With Nothing used as a central tone-setting experience for a 100+ entrepreneurial group conference focussed on connection, authenticity and purpose. Including live filming and 70 photographic portraits taken.

 

Presidential Campaign

During a Presidential Campaign (not USA), Start With Nothing and its unyielding live filming component was used to help the party lead with the truth, and come to an understanding as to why this was critical for the Nation.

 

Civics & Society

We have configured Start With Nothing to deliver three hour experiences for a (USA) State-Wide Civics Program aimed at seeing beyond differences and bridging the political divide. A contribution to the making of a Civil Society.

 

Organizational Culture

The incorporation of this experience into an transformational agency’s existing cultural change work within a large organization. Outputs of increased senior management connection and closeness, and film and photographic portraits to provoke further cultural change.

 

Inside The School Classroom

The experience taken into a school, designed as a candid exploration of how people can live well together, and how society might set itself up to include us all as we are.

 

Leadership Institute

A leadership institute incorporated Start With Nothing into their existing transformational programming, with the specific purpose of capturing an experience on film that articulated their reason for being, and provoking a deepening of the program experience.

 

“For two decades I’ve worked with entrepreneurs using the Inner View camera. More recently I’ve become more and more involved with Entrepreneurs’ Organization. With a recently made series on Forum Mindset, and a number of EO Event Keynotes.”

Nic Askew

note: EO is one of the world’s leading entrepreneurs organizations with 17,500 members across 60 countries

 

I found Nic to be one of the most insightful, intuitive and emotionally intelligent people I’ve ever met. His ability to be totally present and capture the essence of someone’s spirit is second to none.

Brian Brault. EO Global Board 2015 to 2018. Curator of the Entrepreneurial Masters Program at MIT 

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[ these are a few of the general testimonials for Nic’s live Inner View filming experience ]

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