Why blogging still matters in business - and always will.
DECEMBER 30, 2013
I even heard of a senior manager, involved in leadership development, being hauled over the coals because of the use of double spaces after full stops in her PowerPoint presentations! We are also going to face an uphill struggle changing expectations of our business writing in reports or even PowerPoint presentations.
FEBRUARY 5, 2015
Present a human being with disparate bits information and we will try to make sense of them, to give them meaning, to get them to tell a story. We can''t help ourselves and do it all the time. We also try to get the world to fit our pre-existing stories. Those we learned from our families, our colleagues, our neighbours.
Tools of your trade
SEPTEMBER 17, 2015
From the senior execs I worked with who winged at me about what IT wouldn't let them do, to that sinking feeling when trying to send a client a presentation and they say "your file doesn't work" or they can't work out how to get it through their organisation's firewall. Don't get me wrong. I've never taken computers apart.
We only have moments to live.
SEPTEMBER 20, 2015
It is meant to convey the idea that rather than live in the past or the future we should be more attentive to the present moment. In fact all of our memories of the past and our imagining of the future can only occur in the present moment so it really is all we have. We have all experienced leaders who are truly present.
Living in the real world?
JUNE 28, 2011
If my happiness at this moment consists largely in reviewing happy memories and expectations, I am but dimly aware of this present. I shall still be dimly aware of the present when the good things that I have been expecting come to pass.
Sending presents to Hong Kong
DECEMBER 8, 2009
Christmas presents via ShopInHK.Com's, Hong Kong gift delivery service. even offered to hold the delivery till the 23rd so that Keith gets his presents. We finally got through and sent Keith and his family in Hong Kong their. delivered on Christmas eve
OCTOBER 16, 2016
Another friend was recently presented with the results of a similarly pointless effort. A friend recently had to produce a report at work. A tight deadline caused significant stress, and an important topic meant that it felt like it mattered. However when asked if they thought anyone would read it the reply was — no. Much of it was padding.
OCTOBER 13, 2015
Photo credit Andy Walmsley [link]. It was a vertical, grey metal, "B Type" desk with kellog keys to start tapes and rotary faders for various sources.
MAY 16, 2016
Today, yet again, I tried to send a copy of my presentation to a client in advance of my keynote on Wednesday only to have the file rejected by their email system due to a file size limit. So guess what I did? I stuck it on Dropbox and sent them the link. This sort of "Shadow IT" is becoming the norm.
Working things out at work.
APRIL 19, 2016
We spend a great deal of our lives at work and, while there is a fair amount of routine, it can also present us with our most challenging situations. Working things out at work. Apart from time spent with our families work is the setting for our most intense relationships with other people. It's no wonder work gets stressful.
Being good enough
DECEMBER 22, 2015
This is the time of year when Santa will bring us a present if we have been good enough. Once we get to school we get good grades if we are good enough, and at work we'll get promoted if we are good enough. As we get old we're told that we'll get to heaven if we've been good enough. We are trained to let others decide if we are good enough.
JULY 10, 2015
Many of us sense the uniqueness of the opportunities this presents us as individuals and collectively. We live in a time of massive change and instability. But we are daunted too. In many cases we are trying to shrug of lifetimes of conditioning and habit. In the "real" world of work most of us are afraid, most of the time.
AUGUST 9, 2015
There are many, many times that I am presented with situations which I am dying to blog about that would reveal really important stuff about the workplace. I write all the time about the benefits of sharing our thoughts and insights with each other. Thinking harder, writing better, and sharing more is my mantra. But I decide not to.
We need more rubbish on the internet.
JANUARY 7, 2015
I was listening to a Jim Rohn tape the other day in which he talks about giving presentations and knowing that only some of the audience will respond well to what he says. Most of the audience will be mildly interested and some will be what he calls "the perplexed". The fear not being "important enough" to say what they think in public.
OCTOBER 7, 2014
Aside from presented by women there was little in common between the two events either in style or content, yet both came under this umbrella word Digital. Last week I went along to Reclaim The Net, hosted by Eva Pascoe one of the founders of Cyberia (who ran the first network of cyber cafes in Britain). These are interesting times
State Of The Net - opportunity and threat
JUNE 14, 2014
Enjoying the mind stretching presentations at State Of The Net 14 but swinging wildly between excitement and concern. The theme is "smart life" and there are so many opportunities opening up through greater thoughtfulness, increased openness, and smarter use of technology to help us lead better lives both individually and collectively.
The passing of time
MARCH 31, 2013
Ongoing attempts to "live in the moment" and "be present" get swept away in a constant stream of regrets about the past or fears for the future. Robert Paterson wrote a moving blog post this week about his dog Jay who he had to have put down a couple of years ago. In it he writes of the inevitability of things coming to an end.
Facebook Graph Search and your company's "digital plumage"
JANUARY 19, 2013
A couple of years ago, I wrote a post titled The Rise of Digital Plumage in which I predicted that we’d all become habituated to “dressing” ourselves in structured data, so as to best present ourselves to the world at any given time. Batelle sees this as a good thing in terms of individuals: And to me, this is a Very Good Thing.
What is love?
SEPTEMBER 27, 2012
I felt enormous respect for this girl who had so beautifully captured the essence and momentousness of leaving childhood behind and excepting this new mind and new body that is presented before you. What is love? When I was 11 years old I read Anne Frank's diary. Love, what is love? I don't think you can really put it into words.
Blogging and the Heart Of Darkness
AUGUST 8, 2012
He, don’t you see, had been planning to be assistant-manager by and by under the present man, and I could see that the coming of that Kurtz had upset them both not a little. I sometimes wonder what it is that bugs me. What is it that drives me to do the work I do - because it does feel driven, something I am passionate about. and later].
FEBRUARY 3, 2009
I have been enjoying getting to know the new iLife 09 set of applications for my Mac. It's about patterns.
Ada Lovelace Day
MARCH 23, 2009
Her comprehensive knowledge of the programme, which has a steep learning curve and is highly customizable, means the videos are packed with information but they are also presented in a way that doesn't make the viewer feel stupid. So with that by way of explanation most of you will, I guess, not have heard of my choice Marni Melrose.
OCTOBER 27, 2008
The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. We can succeed only by concert. It is not “can any of us imagine better?” but, “can we all do better?” The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise — with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew, and act anew. 1, 1862.
Twitter for Learning: The Past, Present and Future
MARCH 31, 2015
Twitter turned 9 on 21 March. I’ve been on Twitter since March 2008. Social learning
JANUARY 20, 2012
Reality 2.0 was my original blog: a pile of stuff I wrote before there were blogs. All of it is old now, but some of it still rings new, connects to what has happened since then, or is going on now. Since Reality 2.0 is deep in the Searls.com basement, I’ve decided to surface some old pieces that might be interesting, for whatever reason.
International MOOCs Past and Present
Stephen Downes: Half an Hour
NOVEMBER 6, 2012
OpenLearning.com , a venture born out of the University of New South Wales ( UNSW ) in Sydney, Australia. Starting this week, you can begin taking two of their courses ( Observing and Analysing Performance in Sport & Services Marketing – The Next Level ). University of Western Australia. SpanishMooc ? Germany. Run by DW Akademie.
2011 Top 100 Tools List and Presentation finalised
NOVEMBER 14, 2011
The final list and presentation is available… Read the rest. Yesterday, I finalised the Top 100 Tools for Learning 2011 list. In the last few days of voting there was a surge of contributions (both online and by email) that brought the number of contributions to 531. Social learning
A few recent presentations
MARCH 31, 2011
Haugesund. Canadian School of Public Service
Parallel Supercomputing: Past, Present and Future
JULY 31, 2013
Through the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s, the fastest supercomputers were based on highly specialized, powerful technologies.
Good Presentations Matter to Rock an Audience
AUGUST 9, 2012
Good presentations matter from Ned Potter. Of course, it’s Pixar, right? ) moment to another thinking “ Ohh, nice one!
Presentations: MOOC Research Initiative
OCTOBER 27, 2013
This past week, in preparation for our upcoming MOOC research conference ( early bird registration ends Oct 31 ), I held two online presentations on a) MOOC Research Initiative (a review of literature, research themes) and b) Lessons MOOCs can learn from online education. Slides and recordings are below. MOOC Research Initiative.
Presentation: Build Your Business with Crowdsourcing
JUNE 3, 2011
Below are the slides from my presentation. Usual disclaimer: these slides are meant to accompany my presentation, not to stand alone.
The ideal Christmas present for your staff …
DECEMBER 7, 2013
Are you are looking for a Christmas present for one of your staff? Then why not give them a gift voucher that can be redeemed for a place of their choice on one of the pubic online workshops facilitated by Harold Jarche or me at The Connected Workplace Consultancy in 2014. Here is the schedule [.]. Social learning
Payment Technologies: Past, Present and Future
MARCH 13, 2013
I was reminded of this dictum when recently attending a very interesting workshop, Payment Technologies: Past Present and Future.
Keynote at TheNextWeb: The future is motion graphic presentations
APRIL 23, 2012
For many years I have wanted to create an entirely moving graphic presentation. Please let me know in the comments if you’ve seen one.
Presentations I’ve recently enjoyed watching
FEBRUARY 19, 2011
The number of lectures and presentations freely available online provide great opportunities for professional development.
Managing the situated present
JULY 30, 2014
Key to it is the idea of managing the situated present. That simple phrase packs a lot of meaning and potential. As such you have more freedom.
Improving Your Presentation Skills – Part Deux
APRIL 13, 2011
Delivering captivating presentations is a gift, and a skill that needs constant fine tuning, nurturing, learning and maturing over time. It is.
Open presentations on MOOCs and MOOC Research Initiative
OCTOBER 18, 2013
Several presentations this next week that might be of interest to readers: 1. Daily presentations starting Oct 21 on MOOCs, OERs, open access, libraries, and more. This presentation will provide a timeline of the development of the MOOC Research Initiative, its goals, the review and selection process, and lessons learned.
The Business Value of Serendipity: Improving Your Presentation Skills
MARCH 29, 2011
Yes, of course, I am talking about learning plenty more about killer presentation skills. View more presentations from www.kapterev.com.