Archive for the ‘Creative Stuff’ Category

Conversation leads to flow & creativity

Posted by  admin —October 22, 2010
Filed in Creative Stuff, Vizual Thinking

Here is my latest addition to the world of online slideshows. I had the opportunity on Wednesday night to chat with a mixture of people from the Melbourne KMLF network and the RSA (Australia/NZ) Fellowship. They gathered for a Knowledge Cafe with David Gurteen – who is on a whirlwind tour of South East Asia, Australia and NZ at the moment. Now … I often take pot-shots at the ‘keynote-presenter’ model, but I must admit it was nice to leave to facilitation to David and have 15 minutes to talk about the world as I see it. I also learnt …

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Making your message Stick and Slip

Posted by  admin —October 11, 2010
Filed in Creative Stuff, How Stuff Spreads & Changes, Sustainability

I am currently researching and creating a Slideshow for a client on the topic of ‘Obesity’ – the same thing that Jamie Oliver rants about here and the same things that Nicholas Christakis discusses here at TED (which is a great video as her asserts the notion that Obesity is contagious and spreads through social networks!). As an aside … as I bookmark ‘obesity-related’ websites on Delicious here, I am again thinking about how much has changed since I was researching topics at Uni 20 years ago! The most graphic things I have come across (so far) are 2 videos …

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The Girl Effect is back

Posted by  admin —September 29, 2010
Filed in Creative Stuff, Sustainability, Vizual Thinking

The Girl Effect video released a couple of years ago was a stunning example of story telling and blended statistics with music, visual images and text. Watching it is an emotional experience … just the kind of emotion needed to connect with the story and facts. The latest Girl Effect video again sets the scene … Paints a picture of the Dilemma … and then points to a Resolution.

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John Cleese on Creativity

Posted by  admin —September 28, 2010
Filed in Creative Stuff

Here’s a video of John Cleese in a more serious moment. He reflects on his own creative process and illuminates some lessons in this 10 minute video. These are not new, but worth reminding ourselves nonetheless. Some points that I picked up … 1. Sleeping on a problem (eg. writer’s block on a report/story) not only helps the solution become clear … the problem seems to vanish altogether – and so the subconscious mind does the work for you In conferences we facilitate or attend, the ‘overnight rule’ means that even if at the end of Day 1 everyone is …

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I’m not perfect

Posted by  admin —September 25, 2010
Filed in Creative Stuff, Yes!And Improv

More brilliance from the ‘not so perfect mind’ of Tim Minchin!

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