Archive for the ‘Humor & Fun’ Category

Sir Ken is in his ‘element’

Posted by  admin —October 7, 2008
Filed in Humor & Fun, Just observations, Podcasts that Rock!

I am a big fan of Sir Ken Robinson’s ideas about creativity and education. Thanks to Garr Reynolds at Presentation Zen, here is another interview with Sir Ken. Part 1 Part 2 Sir Ken has a new book coming out in 2009 called The Element. It’s about how we find that place where we say, “I’m in my element”. For me at the moment, my element is playing with my kids, being in my vege/fruit garden and facilitating – being ‘present’ with a group and assisting them to do their very best thinking. cheers Geoff

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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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More to YouTube than meets the eye

Posted by  admin —August 4, 2008
Filed in How Stuff Spreads & Changes, Humor & Fun

I often find myself showing people (and groups) stuff on YouTube. Why? Much of what I watch is fun and incredibly refreshing … not to mention all the learning that comes from watching the wares of this global, social-media experiment. 29 YouTube videos feature in my facilitation toolkit and help me to help groups better understand themselves. YouTube (and other sites like TED) is the reason I will not bother to replace my TV when it implodes. This live presentation¬†(hat tip to Johnnie Moore) is a great 2008 snapshot of YouTube. Enjoy. (For those with less than 50 minutes and …

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Oil Prices Biting?

Posted by  admin —July 31, 2008
Filed in Humor & Fun

Despite the ‘seriousness’ of Climate Change … we need some more humor and creativity in this space. These were emailed to me by one of my blog subscribers today. Geoff

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Comics and visual communication

Posted by  admin —July 3, 2008
Filed in Creative Stuff, Humor & Fun, Vizual Thinking

One of the best books written on the subject of communication with comics is called¬†Understanding Comics: The invisible Art¬†by Scott McCloud. If your job involves presenting information to others then this book will not disappoint. By the way … this is a serious book and not just for comic lovers! (Hat Tip to Garr Reynolds for the recommendation) Thanks to Viv, I stumbled across Plasq. Plasq have software called Comic Life and allows a 30 day trial period. I am Day 1 of the trial and discovered that it links with my webcam. Here is a not so serious example …

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