Category: Thinkers

Mikko Hypponen presented at TED Global in Edinburgh last week. I’ve long been a fan of Mikko’s due to an involvement in the Infosec space some years ago and follow him on Twitter. so when I saw him mention that he had locked his slides for TED: I retweeted it with some amusement, wondering what […]

Your PowerPoint is not crap – you are. Your audience is not asleep because of boring data or crappy PowerPoint – they are asleep because you decided that there was something more important than producing an interesting, relevant, engaging presentation for your audience. They are asleep because you decided that all the rehearsal you needed […]

One of the best of the best, doing what he does best … RSS readers may need to click through to the post – it’s a TED thing, sorry.

Christopher Hitchens with an interesting text-based presentation on that most non-controversial and easily agreed of subjects, the Ten Commandments. RSS Readers may need to click through to the post. Twitchy body language, but easily eclipsed as a distractor by Mr H’s impeccable pronunciation, intonation and clarity of thought. I really liked his tagline at the […]

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From the TED Global conference: “I thought it might be helpful to cut five years from retirement and intersperse them in my working years.” (Stefan Sagmeister talking about taking a sabbatical every seven years)

So … I’m a TEDster. Just back in from TEDx Dublin. I’ll provide more detail in a later posting, but here’s a quick overview. 100 or so of us in the auditorium in the Science Gallery in Dublin, with an overflow video feed room next door. Three speakers and two video talks for an excellent […]

So … I’m a TEDster. Just back in from TEDx Dublin. I’ll provide more detail in a later posting, but here’s a quick overview. 100 or so of us in the auditorium in the Science Gallery in Dublin, with an overflow video feed room next door. Three speakers and two video talks for an excellent […]

I’ve been a Rands reader for as long as I can remember. A very interesting post here on mastering your presentation software; but the post is made more useful by the insight it gives into his mindset as he prepares a talk. Presentation Kung-fu? Eerily reminiscent of Damian Conway’s Presentation Aikido methinks … typical of […]

A few takes on this most unpalatable of topics: RSS Readers may need to click through to the post Or this one from Honda, spotted via Mr Mulley: RSS Readers may need to click through to the post So, let me get this straight. Failure is … a good thing? “Reward excellent failure. Punish mediocre […]