|Our new mentor and friend Chip Conely|
|The big stage - our Keynote slides and our giant selves will be on the pink screen!|
|My life for the last 6 weeks!|
|The system is the solution.|
We've been scratching out scripts and trying to find the best way to co-present for about two months now. It was much easier spending 24 hours together for 850 days of travel than spending any single day trying to blend our two very different approaches and personalities into a cohesive presentation. Some days we were as synchronized as gold medal figure skaters, other times we were completely unraveled and wondered if we had been on the same journey. Often times we just had to walk away from it. We are nearly there, but barely married!
Michael remains calm in the face of public appearances, while I vacillate between confidence and terror on a minute to minute basis. Today we are going to practice on stage and will get a first look at what tomorrow and the next day will look like - and in the end, we both know it will be fine. And fun. We are surrounded by dozens of great people from Airbnb that truly love us and want us to succeed. Besides we are the only speakers talking about the guest experience so as they say, "We own the category".
|I would like this to be my future office at Airbnb headquarters in SF.|
|Presenting to the Portland Airbnb office staff.|
We have been in Paris since November 4th and have had some very special time with our grandchildren. The balcony of our charming Airbnb looks directly down the street at Coco and Marcel's school, and we have picked them up most everyday for two hours of fun. Meanwhile, baby Jacques gets quality alone time with mom and dad after his day at creche then we all gather for a hectic dinner.
|After school rendezvous and kid hand off in Paris|
|It's always fun to spend time at our home-away-from home with Carla and Tom.|
|Ready as we'll ever be! Wish us luck.|
Thanks for following along!
Debbie and Michael
The Senior Nomads