Visual Communication at it’s funniest!

Posted by  admin —September 9, 2008
Filed in Humor & Fun, Uncategorized, Vizual Thinking

Hat Tip to Lee Lefever for this one (we must share a similar sense of humor). I’ve been prattling-on about the use of visual images to enhance communication in “serious” contexts like climate change and behaviour change for too long now. Time to lighten the tone and have some fun with Demitri Martin … Cheers Geoff

 
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Interview with Patti Digh at Winkipod

Posted by  admin —September 8, 2008
Filed in Facilitation, Podcasts that Rock!

Viv McWaters and I were honored to have a conversation with Patti Digh last week over Skype. We recorded it and created another Winkipodcast over here. Who is Patti Digh? View SlideShare presentation or Upload your own. (tags: 37 days) Cheers Geoff

 
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World’s Best Slideshows at slideshare

Posted by  admin —September 3, 2008
Filed in Creative Stuff, How Stuff Spreads & Changes, Vizual Thinking

The crew at slideshare have just announced the winners of the World Best Presentation Competition. The judges include Garr Reynolds and Nancy Durate, 2 of the best. So if you do not even read Garr and Nancy’s books … at least take the time to click through these presentations and figure out for yourself why they are so good. I have added some points at the bottom of this post. Remember, that if these were to be delivered to an audience, the presenter may even remove more words from the few that exist now. THIRST View SlideShare presentation or Upload …

 
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Don’t underestimate the power of COMICS

Posted by  admin —September 3, 2008
Filed in Creative Stuff, How Stuff Spreads & Changes, Vizual Thinking

So what do Google, Scott McLeod and comics have in common? They have just collaborated to launch Google’s Chrome Web Browser. Why comics? They are visual … they tell a story (which are hardwired to understand) … they turn the ‘complex’ into the ‘simple’ AND they are FUN! When Clay Shirky talks about the fall of tradition organizational structures (Institutions) in the “collaboration” space that is Web 2.0, he also points out that traditional institutions resist the new (often creative right brained) approaches to business and marketing. Here is a classic quote from CNN’s article “Google unveils free browser Chrome” …

 
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Swarm Theory – 1 way to deal with complex stuff like climate change?

Posted by  admin —September 1, 2008
Filed in Facilitation, How Stuff Spreads & Changes

In this National Geographic article, Thomas Malone of MIT’s new Center for Collective Intelligence says, “No single person knows everything that’s needed to deal with problems we face as a society, such as health care or climate change, but collectively we know far more than we’ve been able to tap so far.” He draws on the success of Google and Wikipedia who simply allow people to ‘think together’ in ways that we never imagined a few decades ago. The article goes on to say … “Such thoughts underline an important truth about collective intelligence: Crowds tend to be wise only …

 
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