Ira Glass on Storytelling

Posted by  GeoffBrown —February 27, 2012
Filed in Creative Stuff, Story, Vizual Thinking

This is a great reminder for anyone doing anything. Ira talks about storytelling, but “hanging in there with “perseverance”  & “doing the volume of work/practice” is sound advice for all of us! HT to the DoLectures Email Newsletter for pointing this one out!

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The social spread of SUP’ing

Posted by  GeoffBrown —February 22, 2012
Filed in Gone Supping, How Stuff Spreads & Changes

Stand Up Paddle boards (aka SUP) are growing in popularity and I am a self confessed enthusiast. I’d love to see the growth numbers of this past time … it must be staggering. What is abundantly clear is the social nature of their spread and uptake. We got into SUP’ing because friends introduced us … actually they spruiked it like salespeople and we caught on 18 months ago. We now have 3 boards in our quiver and get out in the surf and river at the least 3 times a week. Ingrid (my wife) & Griffin (eldest son) SUP’ing over …

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Posted by  GeoffBrown —February 7, 2012
Filed in Being Present, Facilitation, Gone Supping

I am the proud owner of a set of cards that will go with me everywhere … I have already used them (today) and can think of at least 3 more group gatherings where they may be useful. The cards are called Group Works – A Pattern Language for Bringing Life to Meetings & Other Gatherings. – the Group Pattern Langauge Project even have a Facebook Page here. Friends and colleagues Chris Corrigan and Dave Pollard have written about the cards at their respective blogs here (Chris) and here (Dave) – read these post to a feel for what they …

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Simplifying my digital habits

Posted by  GeoffBrown —February 6, 2012
Filed in Just observations, Vizual Thinking

I started thinking and drawing about the many & varied ways I store, share, create and consume media and information. So this map emerged and it has provided me with a simpler ‘way’ of doing stuff this year. At the core of ‘creation’ is my blog – YesAndSpace At the core of ‘sharing’ is Twitter (for rapid stuff) & Posterous (for everything I notice worth sharing) At the core of ‘reading & sharing’ are the feeds I subscribe to via Google Reader. At the core of ‘collaboration’ is Skype & Google Documents. At the core of ‘storing’ is Evernote & …

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A blog theme for 2012

Posted by  GeoffBrown —February 3, 2012
Filed in Gone Supping

Physically, a shared goal with my wife is to surf and paddle the SUP as much as we can this year. Stand Up Paddle boarding, with ageing bods like ours, seems to build amazing core strength and work the cardiovascular system at the same time. Photo credit Lately I’ve noticed how clearly I see things after being in/on the water. So, after a paddle in the surf or on the river I’m making a public commitment (and a new blog category) to write about anything that comes to mind. Geoff

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