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Making Innovation Happen

A Global Aggregation of Leading Edge Articles on Management Innovation, Creative Leadership, Creativity and Innovation.  

This is the official blog of Ralph Kerle, Chairman, the Creative Leadership Forum. The views expressed are his own and do not represent the views of the International or National Advisory Board members. ______________________________________________________________________________________


Entries in Powerpoint (5)


Understand Innovation in 5 Minutes

Superb PowerPoint presentation on Innovation. One of the most concise I have come across.

Cabaret At Work

Last night I attend the second Ignite Sydney event as guest of the organiser Stephen Lead and discovered the future world of business presentations. The new environments for business presentations are cabaret venues in the gay areas of a city where the audience stands and sips cocktails and hard liquor as live twittering about who is attending and who is not screens on the audio visual-screen usually reserved for video clips or karaoke. There is male on male, male on female, female on female action but instead of music and bands, the entertainment is innovative business presentations. Work and play is the new singles dance!! The evening opens when a beat box performer jumps on stage and delivers the Ignite Sydney music theme complete with scratching and explosion affects to rapturous applause. What follows is

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Garr Reynolds on the Fine Art of Presentation

Following comments on our Guy Kawaski blog, we had no choice but to post this great video on presentation by Garr Reynolds.Here is someone who has made a lifetime career in thinking about and designing presentations. This video is quite inspirational!! It's inspirational because it is a perfect example of what happens when the physical and performance aspect of presentation are totally aligned with the visual.

Guy Kawasaki 10-20-30 Presentation Rule

Simple, but true...

The Ill Informed Argument of Death by PowerPoint

I have recently come across a series of comments about the "death of PowerPoint" that are at best ill-formed and at worse reactionary. Professor John Sweller of the University of New South Wales argues that the use of Powerpoint has been a disaster and should be ditched. He says it is effective to speak while showing a diagram or graph because it presents information in a different form. However he argues it is not effective to speak the same words that are written because it puts too much load on the mind and decreases your ability to understand what is being presented. An article in the Melbourne Age on the same topic by Christopher Scanlon of RMIT University titled "The PowerPoint of No Return references a book The Cognitive Style of PowerPoint by Edward Tufte. Scanlan claims Tufte suggests that PowerPoint affects the way we think. " Technologies shape what we think about, how we think about it, and, more importantly, how we relate to the world around us. For the naive bullet lists may create the appearance of hard-headed organised thought. But in the reality of day-to-day practice, the PowerPoint cognitive style is faux-analytical. Bullet outlines can make us stupid, " says Tufte. The basis of these argument are incorrect because they don't address the core issues.

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