Sometimes you need to tie the past to the present when sharing an idea that has run up against a road block. You could say something like this: “When Alexander Graham Bell tried to sell his phone to Western Union, he was told that there would be no use for it. Yet today, tell me, who in here would be lost without your cell phone? Today I am going to be talking about some new ideas, and there may be times where you want to say ‘There’s no use for it.’ But I’m going to ask that we all try to keep an open mind and look for the possibilities and not the obstacles. So let’s get started.”

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