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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. If so, what questions ought scholars and practitioners be asking, now, about those past and possible future worlds?”.

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.

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?

Questions from students at Vancouver Island University

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

I received a flurry of questions on some articles on my website yesterday, questions from students at Vancouver Island University. Similarly, Ben, Tracy and Kim asked, " How do we change the culture of competition that is present in delivery of online content, to make it more of a collaborative and open process? " So that's my first reaction to the question. Finally, my third response to this question is to question the emphasis.

Why givers (often) succeed: 5 questions for Adam Grant

Dan Pink

Because I like this book so much, and because I’ve written about some of Grant’s other research in both Drive and To Sell is Human , I asked him to answer a few questions for Pink Blog readers. Every so often a book comes along that changes the way you see the world.

Digging into MOOC Mania: One Investor's Key Research Questions and Approach

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Summary of a presentation from Stacey L. Some of the questions we’re looking at are on the slide. These are the same kinds of questions we have been asking about online learning but now we have a broader platform to do that on. Question: Does the Gates foundation fund X?

Noodling on my fOSSa presentation

Nancy White

October is a month on the road… and one stop is Lyon, France, where I’ll be presenting at the third edition of the fOSSa Conference taking place from October 26 to 28, 2011. The question is, how do we keep these two forms usefully knitted together?

Why progress matters: 6 questions for Harvard's Teresa Amabile.

Dan Pink

Why progress matters: 6 questions for Harvard’s Teresa Amabile Here’s a tip for rounding out your summer reading. I asked Amabile if she’d answer some questions for Pink Blog readers about her book and her insights. Dan Pink. Contact. Follow Dan on Twitter. About Dan.

Some Thoughts About Remote Presentations: Mekong ICT Camp

Beth Kanter

I was invited to present a key note at the Mekong ICT Camp in Thailand about nonprofits, social media, and measurement. ” Unfortunately, I could make it to Thailand, so I presented and lead a discussion remotely using Google Hangouts from California.

Questions from the CLO Executive Network

Jay Cross

The Executive Networks hosts plumbed the audience for questions our presentation had raised. Clark Quinn and I kicked off a meeting of the Chief Learning Officer Network at Symantec’s offices in Mountain View on Wednesday.

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Senge, Learning Organizations and asking a question.

Mark Oehlert

A few days ago I tweeted a question about why Peter Senge never seemed to be mentioned in learning circles along with folks like Bloom, Gagne, and Kirkpatrick. : #crowdbooster told me that I was RT'd 7 times on that tweet and reached a potential audience of about 18,000 people.

You can’t play 20 questions with nature and win

Mind Hacks

“ You can’t play 20 questions with nature and win ” is the title of Allen Newell ‘s 1973 paper, a classic in cognitive science. He describes the state of psychology as focussed on individual phenomena – mental rotation, chunking in memory, subitizing , etc – studied in a way to resolve binary questions – issues such as nature vs nature, conscious vs unconscious, serial vs parallel processing.

The Storytelling Animal: 4 questions for Jonathan Gottschall

Dan Pink

My interest in the power of story goes back a long way, so of course I had a few questions for Jonathan about what he’s learned on the subject: You make a very convincing case about our species-wide addiction to stories. Have you heard the one about. ?

Call for Presenters: Conference on Volunteering and Service

Beth Kanter

Note from Beth: Whether you are planning to present at a conference or deliver a one-day workshop, the secret to success is in good design. You need to shape it and that means thinking through some design questions. What are your session’s learning objectives and who is the audience?

The Storytelling Animal: 4 questions for Jonathan Gottschall

Dan Pink

My interest in the power of story goes back a long way, so of course I had a few questions for Jonathan about what he’s learned on the subject: You make a very convincing case about our species-wide addiction to stories. Have you heard the one about. ?

Why acquisition beats retention

Martijn Linssen

Presentation and content hardly ever go along Social (hiccup) CRM tools ▼ 2011 (29) ▼ January (29) It's a mobile revolution - not a social media one InMaps - a priceless gem Advertising - paying for our free(mium) world for. Business or Pleasure? -

Business or Pleasure? - why not both: Integration: your place or.

Martijn Linssen

For the last 15 years, its been the central question in my working life: who will adopt, and who will have to adapt? Presentation and content hardly ever go along 2010-2020: The Great Divide Twitter, just show us the algorithm - please? Business or Pleasure? -

Great Question From Peter Block’s Presentation at Nexus2 | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Look at the questions that are part of this “path.&# One reason people higher up in organizations have anxiety is because they believe they are supposed to know the solution to every problem and have the answers to all questions.

What Are Good Things About Having A Lousy Boss? - Bob Sutton

Bob Sutton

Learning to listen to others and to ask smart questions is more important. is not a very useful question. Erving Goffman: The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life. I have a weird question for Work Matters readers, one I've been fretting over for a couple weeks.  I would love to hear your thoughts on this odd question.  Interesting question. I became hyper-vigilant about how I presented myself and how others perceived me.

No Agile Gospel please, just give me Enlightenment

Martijn Linssen

why not both Home About Contact Monday, 28 June 2010 No Agile Gospel please, just give me Enlightenment For lack of a logo, heres the Snowbird resort where the Agile Manifesto was developed back in 2001 Agile Software Development presently is suffering from evangelisation, it seems.

A Storied Presentation

Adaptive Path

From time to time, we find ourselves in a position to share these ideas in a business context, often in the form of a presentation. When designing your presentation, remember that good stories offer questions and answers and key moments of reflection. We communicate with other people every day. Over the course of our lives we’ve developed verbal, written and visual communication skills that help us convey our thoughts.

Presentation Backchannel Multitasking

Tony Karrer

Some great responses to this month's big question New Presenter and Learner Methods and Skills. Or Clive Shepherd's How should presenters address multitasking? Binge Thinking I have learnt to take notes while giving nearly full attention to a presentation. Better Presentations = Less Multitasking A log of the responses point out that a distracted audience is first a symptom of the presenter's ability to engage the audience.

The Collapse of Complex Business Models ? Clay Shirky

Clay Shirky

From the Q&A after, it was clear that for them, the question wasn’t whether the internet was going to alter their business, but about the mode and tempo of that alteration. That kind of question comes up a lot. It’s a tough one to answer, not just because the answer is unlikely to make anybody happy, but because the premise is more important than the question itself. This is, as Tainter notes in his book, an open question. Clay Shirky.

Positive Payload Weapons Presentation Mindmap

Clark Quinn

The other evening I went off to hear an intriguing sounding presentation on Positive Payload Weapons by Margarita Quihuis (who really just introduced the session) and Mark Nelson. From personal kudos to, well, that’s the open question.

Great Question From Peter Block’s Presentation at Nexus2 | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Look at the questions that are part of this “path.&# One reason people higher up in organizations have anxiety is because they believe they are supposed to know the solution to every problem and have the answers to all questions.

To Dream is to Question

Martijn Linssen

To question status updates that may contain a hint of shift? To think is to be intentional about questioning our predictions. If the world around us presents us with unexpected information, it gains our attention. To think is to question. What do you question today

To Dream is to Question

Martijn Linssen

To question status updates that may contain a hint of shift? To think is to be intentional about questioning our predictions. If the world around us presents us with unexpected information, it gains our attention. To think is to question. What do you question today

To Dream is to Question

Martijn Linssen

To question status updates that may contain a hint of shift? To think is to be intentional about questioning our predictions. If the world around us presents us with unexpected information, it gains our attention. To think is to question. What do you question today

LCB Question for December - Past Year, Present Challenges, Predictions

Tony Karrer

The Learning Circuits Blog Question for December has been posted. The questions this month are: What will you remember most about 2006? Answering this question is a bit more of a challenge for me. I hate hearing the same presentations over and over. That's it for now, I'm sure I'm going to want to add to this as I read other responses to the questions What are the biggest challenges for you/us as head into 2007? What are your predictions for 2007?

Hosting a Day of Giving? The Knight Foundation Playbook Answers Your Questions

Beth Kanter

The engaged crowd on the webinar asked many smart questions of the presenters, who included Knight Foundation’s Bahia Ramos and GiveMN’s Dana Nelson , in addition to myself.

Trend Questions: More Visuals?

Nancy White

They tend to really enjoy seeing the visual artifact of their words or presentation and often take it with them. I have fallen deeply in love with graphic facilitation and graphic recording at face to face events. As the person doing the graphics, I listen much more deeply.

LMS - Questions

Tony Karrer

I'm about to present at the LMS session at DevLearn. Lance just asked everyone for the key questions they have given where they are. I wanted to capture this to be able to come back and talk about a few of these items later: What are the benefits, ROI, outcomes to be expected from LMS implementation? What are the implementation, acquisition, options - insource, outsource, build vs. buy? What are the challenges and pitfalls of integrating with multiple learning sources?

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You Are Invited: Packard Foundation Hosting Google Hangout on Oct 29th at 3 PM PST to Celebrate My 4 Years As Visiting Scholar

Beth Kanter

” It was part of a presentation I gave to the board about how networks were changing the way nonprofits were doing their social change and an advanced preview of book, “The Networked Nonprofit,” the writing, of which, was supported through my role as Visiting Scholar.

Catch up strategies in online courses | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Nancy White on 12 Sep 2008 at 4:56 am Ken, absolutely good suggestions and there is no question that we can include technological and “old fashioned&# strategies. I remembered your question and wondered … what if we could have an audio feed on a site?

LMS Selection Presentation Reformulated

Tony Karrer

Missing a few critical questions in the RFP or selection process. Continuing on from my earlier posts: LMS Selection Team and Stakeholders LMS Selection Process Great suggestions from everyone. I've decided that Wendy's suggestion of asking for participation along the way is a great way to go. As I walk through different parts of the selection process, I'll ask for things that members of the audience have encountered for those who have gone through it. Thanks Wendy.

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Me, We, Network Presentation at EdMedia

Nancy White

Not very emotive or getting engaged with questions. After all, it was a presentation. View more Keynote presentations from Nancy White. Ostensibly, a conference - Ed-Media - brought me to Hawaii, but my blogging quietude is more about some vacation time.

A Series of Questions

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

What is missing here is the answer to the question, "Is this all there is?" In Connectivism and Connective Knowledge, for example, we published assignment directions and questions, as well as rubrics for the assessment of these assignments, and stated that any external agency that wished to assess students (who in turn wished to be assessed) attending our course could do so. The second installment in my contribution to the iDC discussion.

A humorous presentation of Blogs vs. Wikis

Nancy White

The real question is, how do we get real about the role of control and/or openess is our work! Beyond the cleverness of this video, it is interesting to note that the creator decided to focus on the control aspect as the key difference between wikis and blogs.

Questions Before You Ask

Tony Karrer

Let me set this up a bit … I've said many times in presentations and on this blog that I really like to get questions. It's so much fun that I spend time on posts like Social Grid Follow-up just going through and answering the questions that came up during the presentation. The Questionable Question Possibly because I had just written this, when I received the following inquiry: I was wondering if you could provide me with your definition of a “Rapid Elearning Tool”.

Models for Learning Questions

Tony Karrer

Questions There were some great questions during the session. Avoid the Culture Question 3. Instead, you often don't quite know what content will be covered and accountability is more the end result – for example, a presentation might need to be created. Great question. We wrapped up our free elearning webinar on Models for Learning in a New World.