Archive for the ‘Vizual Thinking’ Category

Changing the World … 1 picture at a time

Posted by  admin —December 28, 2008
Filed in Creative Stuff, Facilitation, Vizual Thinking

With Christmas over and New Year fast approaching, it’s time to take some time to go ‘off’-line for a while. First, some reflections on 2008 and Blogging … When I scan through my posts, I am noticing 1 prevailing theme … Visual Thinking. Not just thinking on my part, but ‘creation’ of visual content on the web. Much of it relates to the the work I do as a facilitator and some of it to my hobbies. The lines between my ‘work’ and ‘hobbies’ are blurring as each year passes and that is a GREAT thing. I love what I …

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The Girl Effect

Posted by  admin —December 9, 2008
Filed in Creative Stuff, How Stuff Spreads & Changes, Vizual Thinking

Hat Tip to Garr Reynolds for this one … The Girl Effect website is all about a ‘movement’ on the rise. It starts with the premise that adolescent girls living in the developing world, if given the chance to participate in their own community, can make a difference … collectively (that’s many millions!) they can change the course of humanity. They have developed this wonderfully simple video to communicate their message. Best to watch it at their website here. Here’s the embedded version … Ok, so what? Here’s some questions that sprang to my mind … What if we used …

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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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Shift Happens!

A friend of mine just sent me this presentation … it is a great example of the ‘exponential change’ and the ‘revolution’ that is happening right now! Shift Happens View SlideShare presentation or Upload your own. (tags: sociology future) Karl Fisch at the Fischbowl blog wrote this about this sliedshow and the remixed version that he created: “A while back Scott McLeod, Jeff Brenman (who did the Slideshare version) and I received an email from someone at Sony BMG Music Entertainment asking us if they could remix the various versions of Did You Know? for a meeting they had coming …

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Going ‘analog’ to see the big picture

Posted by  admin —September 23, 2008
Filed in Being Present, Just observations, Vizual Thinking

I am currently writing a report for a 3 year behaviour change project. In applying 2 pieces of advice … “The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook” philosopher William James & “Before you design your presentation (or report story), you need to see the big picture and identify your core messages – or the single core message. I call for preparing the presentation (or report) away from the computer ‘going analog’, as opposed to ‘going digital’ at the computer.” Presentation Zen guru Garr Reynolds This is what my office looks like as the story …

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