David Gurteen

Blog Post: Fearing doing something

David Gurteen

Is our educational system so bad that people would rather sit silent through a talk & chalk, death-by-powertpoint presentation rather than listen to a short talk followed by some engaging conversation? By David Gurteen What is going on in the world, that when I propose a knowledge cafe instead of a talk, I am told it is not a good idea as people will not enroll if they feel they have to do something!

Blog Post: The correct analogy for the mind is not a vessel that needs filling, but wood that needs igniting

David Gurteen

By David Gurteen Whether it is our educational systems or the presentations we give at conferences, we focus far too much on filling people's heads with content. It is not an effective way of teaching. We need to inspire people to learn for themselves, not attempt to fill their heads with stuff. Plutarch understood this, almost 2,000 years ago when he said: The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled.

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Blog Post: The Seven Ages of Information & Knowledge Management

David Gurteen

However, he has written up an interesting retrospective of two decades of IKM (Information and Knowledge Management) based on a presentation that he gave on the 21st anniversary of the UK networking group NetIKX. By David Gurteen David Skyrme retired some years ago and does not do any formal KM nowadays.

Blog Post: Cloudy with a hint of fog

David Gurteen

To seed the series of round-table discussions at a Gurteen Knowledge Café, the normal practice is for a presenter, who is generally from the hosting organisation, to speak quite briefly to the proposed topic, winding up with some open questions which the participants can then discuss. By this definition, I considered my early use of email and file transfer (via SMTP and FTP) not to be that ‘cloudy', so I asked Andrew early into his presentation for clarification.

Blog Post: KM UK 2010: Lifetime achievement award for services to KM

David Gurteen

By David Gurteen. At KM UK 2010 , I was delighted to receive a "Lifetime achievement award for services to KM" from the Ark Group as part of their inaugural KMUK Awards 2010. This is what the judges said about me (blush!).

Blog Post: KM Middle East

David Gurteen

KM Middle East presentations. By David Gurteen There has been three major KM conferences in the Middle East in recent months that I have been privileged to attend: KM Egypt September 2010 KM Iran February 2011 KM Middle East March 2011. There is also The 8th International Conference on Knowledge Management (ICKM) coming up in Jordan in September of this year.

Blog Post: Don't do KM!

David Gurteen

Naguib Chowdhury picked up on my recent presentation in Abu Dhabi and blogged Don’t do KM - then let’s not have a term called- KM! By David Gurteen My recent keynote talk at KM Middle East was titled Dont do KM. You can find the slides on SlideShare. This was clearly a provocative, catchy marketing title but I had a very strong message nevertheless! It was based on a talk I gave at the HK KMS Conference in 2010 which was titled less provocatively "Making KM Projects Work".

Blog Post: The soft stuff is the hard stuff

David Gurteen

By David Gurteen In the words of Euan Semple from a recent blog post "Listening to endless presentations about business and technology as I do it becomes more and more obvious that the opportunity to capitalise on increased connectivity, and the need to reinvent our institutions, are entirely dependent on the quality of our relationships.

Blog Post: Hot tweets: November 2010

David Gurteen

APQC 2011 Knowledge Management Conference Call for Presentations [link] #KM. By David Gurteen Here are some of my more interesting Tweets for the month of November 2010. Take a look, if you are not a Tweeter, you will get a good idea of how I use it by browsing the list of micro-posts. And if you like what you see then subscribe to my Tweets. 2010-11-22 15:59:31 UTC. RT @GurteenQuotes: "Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy." Anne Frank #quote [link].

Blog Post: Knoco KM Newsletter

David Gurteen

I only have three or four newsletters at present and have yet to create the section page but here is one of the KM newsletters for you to be going on with. By David Gurteen I am starting to build a new section of my site dedicated to newsletters on KM and related subjects. Its from Nick Milton and Tom Young of Knoco. Please let me know if you are aware of any other publications. Nick and Tom have a YouTube channel with over 40 KM videos that you may also find of interest

Blog Post: Do your employees think speaking up Is pointless?

David Gurteen

It was a great presentation. I was so engaged in the presentation that I did not take time to think of questions to ask. This presentation was totally boring and I am not going to spin it out any longer. By David Gurteen I recently read an interesting article on Do your employees think speaking up Is pointless? I think there are many reasons why people do not speak up and ask questions or make suggestions in meeting.

Blog Post: Hot tweets: July 2010

David Gurteen

actKM conference 2010 call for presentations [link] #km. By David Gurteen I have been Tweeting since 11 February 2007 and tweet most days when I am not too busy. That's over 2,800 tweets in a little over 3 years. Other then my website and this knowledge letter of course, it is one of my main ways of sharing and communicating. I have never tried to capture and store these Tweets in anyway.

Blog Post: Blogging and tweeting from the recent HKKMS Conference in Hong Kong

David Gurteen

I would love to see my "20:10:10" format as standard, that is 20 minutes presentation; 10 minutes conversation and 10 mins Q&A rather than 40:1 i.e. 40 minutes presentation and 1 minute for one rushed question and answer else the conference will overrun By David Gurteen I recently spoke at the HKKMS Conference in Hong Kong. Kim Sbarcea did a great job of blogging the conference and caught most speakers including my talk Making KM Projects Work. You can find my slides here.

Blog Post: Conversational lessons from Jakarta

David Gurteen

I would present for about 20-30 minutes and then Alvin would run an interactive piece in Indonesian. By David Gurteen I was recently in Jakarta to run a 2-day workshop for KM-Plus - Learning Lead. One of the challenges of such workshops is the language barrier. Although everyone can understand English and speak it quite well - it is not their native language and so me talking in English all day is huge a strain on people.

Pecha Kucha

David Gurteen

By David Gurteen I have just discovered Pecha Kucha - a presentation format in which a presenter shows 20 images for 20 seconds apiece, for a total time of 6 minutes, 40 seconds. Looks like the driving force was similar to the one that inspired my Knowledge Cafes - a desire to avoid Death by Powerpoint. I wonder if I could adapt the idea to create a variation of my Knowledge Cafe? But I cannot believe that they have patented the process

If you are not reflecting, you are not learning!

David Gurteen

and Change Present Challenges to Many Learning Executives of interest. By David Gurteen You may find this interview with Jay Cross on Web 2.0 A lot of good thinking from Jay on learning but the piece that particularly drew my attention was what he has to say about reflection. We asked CLOs if their organizations encouraged reflection, because we know that if there is no reflection, there is no learning. Less than a third of them said that their organizations encouraged reflection.

On idealistic solutions

David Gurteen

It should deal pragmatically with the evolutionary possibilities of the present rather then seeking idealistic solutions. The ideal of using the present simply to get ready for the future contradicts itself. We always live at the time we live and not at some other time, and only by extracting at each present time the full meaning of each present experience are we prepared for doing the same thing in the future.

Twitter for Learning: The Past, Present and Future

Jane Hart

Twitter turned 9 on 21 March. I’ve been on Twitter since March 2008. After it appeared in No 11 position on the 1st Top 100 Tools for Learning list in 2007, I realised I’d better sign up!

Ancient present

Doc Searls

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.

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Keynote at TheNextWeb: The future is motion graphic presentations

Ross Dawson

However one of the most interesting aspects of my keynote is that my visual presentation will consist entirely of motion graphics, 3D, and video – there will be no still images. For many years I have wanted to create an entirely moving graphic presentation.

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2011 Top 100 Tools List and Presentation finalised

Jane Hart

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. Many thanks to everyone who took the time to share their Top 10 Tools and help me compile this, the 5th annual survey of learning tools. Social learning

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A few recent presentations

George Siemens

Haugesund. Canadian School of Public Service


International MOOCs Past and Present

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

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. By next March, the Perth-based university plans to offer two courses (one in sociology, the other in oceanography) using an adapted version of Stanford’s open source platform, Class2Go. SpanishMooc ?

Parallel Supercomputing: Past, Present and Future

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

From the early days of the industry, supercomputers have been pushing the boundaries of IT, identifying the key barriers to overcome and experimenting with technologies and architectures that are then incorporated into the overall IT market a few years later.

Good Presentations Matter to Rock an Audience

Luis Suarez

Over the course of the last couple of years I have developed that habit of watching the recordings of the presentations that I give myself at public speaking events. Good presentations matter from Ned Potter.

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Presentation: Build Your Business with Crowdsourcing

Ross Dawson

Below are the slides from my presentation. Usual disclaimer: these slides are meant to accompany my presentation, not to stand alone. View more presentations from rossdawson. Today I spoke at Australian Chambers Business Congress on Build Your Business with Crowdsourcing.

The ideal Christmas present for your staff …

Jane Hart

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

Presentations: MOOC Research Initiative

George Siemens

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.

Payment Technologies: Past, Present and Future

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

I was reminded of this dictum when recently attending a very interesting workshop, Payment Technologies: Past Present and Future. History can be a useful guide to the future, especially when trying to predict the impact of disruptive changes on human organizations and cultures.

Presentations I’ve recently enjoyed watching

George Siemens

The number of lectures and presentations freely available online provide great opportunities for professional development. Here are a few I’ve recently enjoyed: Hub DE summit Sydney. Learning analytics, soft and hard. Learning Analytics: Notes on the Future. The Future of Learning.

Managing the situated present

Dave Snowden

Key to it is the idea of managing the situated present. If the past is traumatic, as it has been in Colombia (where I am at the moment) then re-situating the past in the context of present needs is important.

Improving Your Presentation Skills – Part Deux

Luis Suarez

I am sure that you would probably still remember how a couple of weeks back I put together a blog post where I shared a good number of resources with plenty of hints and tips on helping “ Improve Your Presentation Skills “ No wonder. Are you ready for some more Presentation Zen?

Open presentations on MOOCs and MOOC Research Initiative

George Siemens

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. A framework will be presented that bridges what is known about online learning and what we are learning about MOOCs.

The Business Value of Serendipity: Improving Your Presentation Skills

Luis Suarez

Yes, of course, I am talking about learning plenty more about killer presentation skills. but still wonderfully accurate on the state of not just “ Death by PowerPoint “, but overall presentation skills in general. View more presentations from www.kapterev.com.

7 Ways to Kill Your Presentation and How to Fix Them

Luis Suarez

The key thing though is whether we are all ready to absorb, change and adapt our presentation skills to make even better pitches to engage our audience(s), which, I guess, is what matters at the end of the day… But what happens when you inadvertently kill your own presentation without even knowing?

Productivity Tips on Presentations: Inform, Inspire and Motivate

Luis Suarez

Yes, I know, another article on the topic of Productivity , although this time around with a slightly different flavour: how can we improve the way we deliver messages through presentations? Whatever happened to all of those meetings, events, presentations, seminars, workshops, etc.

Social & Collaborative Learning in the Workplace: the presentation #socolearn

Jane Hart

Today I gave a webinar presentation on Social & Collaborative Learning. Below is the slideset I made available on Slideshare, but if you would like to read the slide notes and get the links to further resources, you will find them here: Social & Collaborative Learning in the Workplace. Social learning

Internet Time Alliance Insights: the presentation

Jane Hart

My colleague Harold Jarche has created the following presentation which brings together some thoughts (in the form of short quotes) about workplace transformation from each the 5 Principals of the Internet Time Alliance (ITA).

[VIDEO] The world’s first full motion-graphics presentation

Ross Dawson

I have for many years intended to develop a full motion graphics presentation. I have long used highly visual presentations to accompany my keynotes, often including numerous videos without sound as well an array of full screen images.

Narrowing Gap between Face-to-Face and Online Presentations

Tony Karrer

It seems that face-to-face and online presenting are becoming more similar. Some aspects: Wireless access is becoming more common in places where presentations occur. A larger percentage of the audience these days brings a laptop to presentations and it seems that the factor of Laptop Distraction is quieting down. In fact, this is on of my favorite things about online presentations (see Examples of eLearning 2.0 I had a recent presentation at a large corporation.