Posts Tagged ‘TED’

Brilliant use of Metaphor and visuals

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

Have you ever wondered how the brain works? At high school I did and went onto to study it at University and it continues to fascinate me. Sebastian Seung in this TED talk has a story to tell of future possibilities in brain research and discovery. 3 aspects of this presentation I really liked were … 1. He speaks so clearly and effortlessly 2. It is the best explanation of the structure and function of the brain I have seen. Why? The use of visuals is brilliant. His verbal descriptions are supported by pictures that make the complex relationships between …

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Expect the unexpected – A Twitter Story

Posted by  admin —March 10, 2009
Filed in How Stuff Spreads & Changes, Yes!And Improv

I just watched this TED presentation by co-founder of Twitter, Evan Williams. His final statement, for me, sums up the new world of business thinking. In this new world, business leaders are learning to ‘let-go’ of control and view consumers as not only users, but as ‘shapers’ and co-developers’ of new ideas and services/products. “I have no idea what will happen next with Twitter … but I’ve learned to follow the hunch and never assume where it will go.” Evan Williams. 2009 TED Conference. Evan also said … “It seems like when you give people easier ways to share information …

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Creativity & Play

Posted by  admin —December 1, 2008
Filed in Creative Stuff, Yes!And Improv

Another great TEDcast! This time from Tim Brown of Ideo. You can watch the 25 minute presentation here … or here … Here’s my visual summary of the key messages. I find drawing pictures of the ‘key points’ a much more useful way of storing messages than by using words. Geoff

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A great presentation – use visuals!

Posted by  admin —November 30, 2008
Filed in Creative Stuff, How Stuff Spreads & Changes, Lessons from C500

I have been ranting about the use of visual images to support a story, key messages or to communicate your ‘thing’ to others. Here is a 4 minute presentation by Andy Hobsbawm that has a number of great features: Great use of visual images to support his story – notice his slides contain no words (they don’t need to!) His presentation has 1 core premise and everything hangs if it … the use of creative stuff is needed to inspire people to act in certain ways He also uses a short video to reinforce his idea (that he sells very …

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