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Photos from Iceland

Posted by  GeoffBrown —April 20, 2010
Filed in Creative Stuff, Just observations

We have all heard the story … we all know of someone who is stranded somewhere. Here are some incredible pictures of Iceland’s Eyjafjallajokull volcano from The Big Picture.

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Jaw Dropping

Posted by  GeoffBrown —April 15, 2010
Filed in Uncategorized

Here’s a video from many years ago. This is one of these videos that had me asking ‘how is that possible?’. Do yourself a favour and watch beyond the 90 second mark – it just keeps getting more and more impossible. Enjoy.

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When is enough … enough?

Posted by  GeoffBrown —April 7, 2010
Filed in Just observations, Sustainability

I am frustrated with my apathy … and the apathy of those around me in relation to the big challenges of our time. Climate change, social justice and inequality are just a few. As we go about our normal lives, the Chinese tanker Shen Neng is grounded on a reef 40 kilometres to the  Northeast of Heron Island. We are talking about oil impacting one of the most pristine coral reefs on the planet. The Shen Neng, ironically, is carrying hundreds of tonnes of coal – bound for ‘whatever’ in China to fuel our insatiable appetite for ‘stuff’! Image Source Too often in …

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Beyond Slides

Posted by  GeoffBrown —April 7, 2010
Filed in Vizual Thinking

Viv McWaters and I run a training program we call ‘Insanely Great Slideshow Presentations‘. It was fun to design and we have had great feedback from participants – the best feedback is when you see people using the new ‘zen’ approach to slide design and story in their next presentation! I have been playing with an online platform known as Prezi. In the early days it was clunky and I stopped using it for some reason. Recently they have ramped up it’s design and ease-of-use and I’m back using it. Time to combine this tool into our training package Viv …

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‘Messing Around’ with Adam Hills

Posted by  GeoffBrown —March 30, 2010
Filed in Creative Stuff, Facilitation, Humor & Fun, Yes!And Improv

Saturday, March 27th was a huge day in Victoria. The F1 Grand Prix was on, the Melbourne Comedy Festival kicked off, Apollo Bay Music Festival and the global movement Earth Hour coincided. It was also my 39th birthday which means I have one more thing in common with comedian, improviser and Spicks & Specks host Adam Hills … our age. Thanks to Adam Hills (and the audience at his Mess Around gig), my 39th birthday has been my most memorable so far. Apart from our age, Adam Hills and I share something else in common … a belief. Throughout his …

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