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A fresh design for my online spaces

Posted by  admin —June 5, 2009
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I have enjoyed collaborating with designers and a web guru to create a new design for my blog, consulting space and website. More on the design process and people who helped me later. The Home Page At it’s core this page is designed to be playful and convey a sense of ‘connectedness’ and integration. Linking people together through ideas is what I do best. This blog post over at NESTA influenced my early thoughts on this page too. This design is also about ‘keeping our eye on the ball’. The faces are interested in where you are looking. Meet the …

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Maybe I should suspend judgement more?!

Posted by  admin —April 15, 2009
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Last night I watched the very impressive Shai Agassi deliver a 20 minute presentation at TED. Garr Reynolds and Viv McWaters have already applauded Shai intheir blogs … but for me, until listening to Shai, the Electric Car has never really got me excited. So why the change in my attitude? Shai managed to tell a story about his vision … a story so compelling it left me wanting hear more and wanting to believe. Am I convinced that he is right? Nope! Do I believe every statistic he presented? No … I am always sceptical about the ‘numbers’. BUT, …

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Down for the count!

Posted by  admin —December 6, 2008
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I’ll be taking a break (? how long) from this space whilst I recover from a mysterious illness. My first post when I return (hopefully after this weekend) will be about the virtues of feeling well. Geoff

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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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Lessons from C500 – A Behaviour Change Pilot Project

Posted by  admin —November 17, 2008
Filed in How Stuff Spreads & Changes, Lessons from C500, Uncategorized

After a couple of weeks in the blogging wilderness … I’m back! And I have a whole treasure trove of stuff to write about and explore with you. I have just finished a project called Castlemaine 500. In a nutshell, it was a community behaviour change project that sought to assist 500 households to reduce their household energy consumption by 15 to 30%. Our approach was to work directly with people in workshops and in their homes, provide information and facilitate the develoment of energy action plans. We worked with partners such as builders and hardware stores and ran a …

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