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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I am now a Dim Dim convert

Posted by  admin —August 27, 2008
Filed in Vizual Thinking

I just collaborated online with a cartooning buddy (Simon Kneebone) of mine using dim dim. I managed to communicate a complex story about a 2 year, community behaviour change project to Simon. My idea is to create a visual-report … less text and more pictures/cartoons to make the final evaluation report more readable, fun and effective. In dim dim, we had the use of a shared white board and could make edits to shared documents. Using pictures and by writing the occasional word, we were able to effectively “show” each other ideas, concepts and solutions. And all for FREE! One …

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A message to Paul Z Jackson at Solutions Focus

Posted by  admin —August 22, 2008
Filed in Being Present, Facilitation, How Stuff Spreads & Changes

Thanks to Paul Z Jackson at Solutions Focus, my approach to workshop facilitation has changed (and I think improved) throughout 2008. I have read his book and attended Solutions Focus training in Melbourne this year (thanks to Andrew Rixon for bringing it together). I wrote a post called ‘Which Conversation Do You Choose” about my observations of groups who take a solutions focused view in a workshop. Here is the picture to capture the essence of this observation … Here is a message I sent to Paul Jackson, reflecting on solutions focus and my work … Hi Paul. How are …

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Taking time out to finish a report

Posted by  admin —August 20, 2008
Filed in Uncategorized

Announcing a brief pause in Blogging whilst I finish off a report for the Castlemaine 500 Project. A pilot project about household taking action on climate change. Geoff Blogged with the Flock Browser

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Dim Dim to the rescue

Posted by  admin —August 13, 2008
Filed in Vizual Thinking

I have been looking for a way to collaborate with clients and colleagues over broadband so that audio, visual and document sharing is simple. Thanks to Dave Snowden … found a solution! Dim dim actually works. It is simple and effective. Web 2.0 applications like this one are even part of the climate change solution in terms of people needing to ‘always’ be in the same office. and like all great things on Web 2.0, it applies Open Source principles so it’s free. “Dimdim is a free web conferencing service where you can share your desktop, show slides, collaborate, chat, …

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