Although I was pretty sure what he was going to say, I went to hear Alan November in the huge theater this afternoon anyway.

Even if he doesn’t include much new content, I still enjoy Alan’s presentation and the way he interacts with the audience.

But another reason for going is that Alan has been booked to keynote the Leadership Conference next month in our overly-large school district.

This is our annual event where all of our school and central office administrators gather to kick off the start of a new school year and get inspired.

I’m hoping Alan will slap them across the head as Daniel Pink and Jennifer James did last year.

However, while he makes some excellent points during his rambling, seemingly casual approach to a presentation, he’ll need to be more focused with our administrators to make that happen.

Most of them have attention spans that rival those of their students and probably won’t appreciate the presentation we saw this afternoon.