Wow!

Posted by  GeoffBrown —December 16, 2010
Filed in Humor & Fun

I am gussing that when my 5 year old son watches this (with his mouth open wide) will say something like … “Dad, I wanna do that!” Wonder how many broken bones and scratches a person endures before these kinds of feats are achievable? HT to Euan Semple for this one.

 
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Body Integration

Posted by  GeoffBrown —December 13, 2010
Filed in Creative Stuff, Facilitation, Just observations, Yes!And Improv

I am a bit slow off the mark with this year’s Reverb – Reflect on this year and manifest what’s next! Reverb is a daily blog post based on an offer from the folks at Reverb. Here is today’s challenge … ‘December 12 – Body Integration This year, when did you feel the most integrated with your body? Did you have a moment where there wasn’t mind and body, but simply a cohesive YOU, alive and present? (Author: Patrick Reynolds)” That moment came for me on Day 4 of a facilitation gig I did in Sydney with the folks from …

 
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The Third Side

Posted by  GeoffBrown —December 1, 2010
Filed in Facilitation, Leadership

William Ury offers an elegant way of looking at world peace and the role we can all play. He offers both tangible stories of ‘how’ it is being done … and a model to support it. He calls it the 3rd Side and it’s also the role of the facilitator – known in some circles as the 3rd Communication Position. The 3rd side, in the context of war, is us … all of us. As the 1st and 2nd side argue, disagree and battle with each other with a loss of perspective, ‘we’ on the 3rd side surround them and …

 
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The day after Open Space

Posted by  GeoffBrown —November 22, 2010
Filed in Creative Stuff, Facilitation, Humor & Fun, Space, Sustainability, Yes!And Improv

If you have my previous posts, you will be aware that I spent time working with the folks from Australia’s contemporary Circus and Physical Theatre sector. The event was called the Flashpoint Forum and was hosted by the sector’s peak body ACAPTA. When the 2 days of Open Space was over on the Friday, everyone (26 plus a few others) came back together on Saturday. I’ll admit to feeling nervous about this day. I was asking myself questions like … “why don’t we simply continue Open Space for another day?”. Here’s a story the group created, performed and recorded in just …

 
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Street Busker’s Structure

Posted by  GeoffBrown —November 17, 2010
Filed in Creative Stuff, Facilitation, Just observations

I am big fan of story and performance based structures such as the Story Spine. These are great ways of providing a group a structure and can be used in strategic planning, project planning and evaluation. Recently I wrote my own story spine to generate new ideas about where my own business ‘could’ go in the future. These structures can invite possibility! I learned another structure last week when facilitating the ACAPTA Flashpoint Forum. This is the structure used by many street buskers … you know, they attract the attention of the crowd and then involve audience members in a …

 
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