Making Magic with Dancing Matt

Magic can happen when people get together. Especially when people put their hearts into it and don't mind looking goofy.

That was one takeaway when a presenter played this video of Matt Harding dancing  at an Access Academy session held last week at Access Austria 2012.  There were more than 100 people in the room, all of whom seemed to be watching with big smiles on their faces. I had seen this before and, since there have been more than 45 million views for this video alone, there is a pretty good chance you have, too.

I found another video of Harding online, one with fewer viewers but deserving of many more. As Harding explained at a Gnomedex conference in Seattle, it wasn’t pixie dust that brought people together. It was a well planned, laborious process, filled with spreadsheets, logistics, and lots of dotted i’s and crossed t’s.

It was still magic, but the kind that, say, meeting planners understand.

Barbara Palmer

Barbara Palmer is senior editor and director of digital content.