Posts Tagged ‘viv mcwaters’


Insanely Great Slideshow Presentations

Viv McWaters and I have created a brand new training program on how to make Insanely Great Slideshow Presentations. Insanely Great Slideshows View SlideShare presentation or Upload your own. Where did the training program come from? Over the past few years, I have had many discussions with Viv about the Powerpoint presentations that we observe in our facilitation work. Given our role is about group ‘process’, we are in a unique position to analyse the effectiveness of the presentations we see. Why? We do not suffer from the CURSE OF KNOWLEDGE that comes from working inside the ‘content’ of the …

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Powerpoint rears it’s head again!

Posted by  admin —September 16, 2008
Filed in Just observations, Vizual Thinking

Here’s a nice post by Viv McWaters that sums up my experience as a facilitator of group workshops where Powerpoint presentations are delivered. I’ll add to Viv’s commentary and say … I agree that bullet points on slides should be banned 🙂 and … In my recent experience, the best presentations happen when the technology fails and presenters have to go back to their ‘story’ and forget the script that emerges from text-dense slides. They often gravitate to the nearest whiteboard and start to draw pictures to help explain their key points. Why don’t their slides contain the same pictures? …

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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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More Winkipod Goodness

Posted by  admin —August 30, 2008
Filed in Facilitation, Podcasts that Rock!

Another Podcast to download! Viv McWaters and I have a conversation with Johnnie Moore over here at Winkipod. Johnnie works as a facilitator and marketing consultant. He has a strong background in marketing and is interested in the human aspects of organisations. “Some call what I do the “soft” skills… or the “touchy feely” stuff. I prefer to think I can combine a certain amount of business logic with an appreciation of the ability of humans to surprise and amaze us. My work ranges from one-to-one coaching through small teams to conferences of 300 plus participants.” Source = Johnnie’s blog …

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WinkiPodcast explores Facilitation with Anne Pattillo

Posted by  admin —July 20, 2008
Filed in Facilitation, Podcasts that Rock!

Viv and I had a face-face conversation last week with Anne Pattillo. This chat about ‘Facilitation’ was recorded and published here at our WinkiPodcast Blog.  Anne points to the core of Facilitation and this image sums it up. Enjoy listening.   Geoff

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