24 January 2023 “Design Thinking” is a term that is well on its way to being ensconced as buzzword. The challenge with that is both that it is taken for granted as a term, and it runs the risk of not really being understood. A natural consequence is that while the term gets applied broadly […]
9 January 2023 In 2012, we started a bit of a tradition here on the webinar. We closed off that year with a review of our favourite books that we read in the previous 12 months. Both Peter and I picked our top three books, and shared why we picked them and what we valued […]
21 November 2022 Peter’s career started back in the dark ages before personal computers. For a decade, he worked in the confines of the corporate cubicle. In 1993, he turned down a CIO position and decided to strike out on his own as a professional speaker, writer and consultant. He’s currently winding down his career. […]
Delivering effective presentations is not easy. When it is done well, however, the results can be exceptional and the impacts can be profound. Peter and Mark have each been presenting for decades. In this, the third presentation in a trilogy, they unpack and explore the similarities and differences in their approach and the insights they have gained from each other. They dive into your questions, and provide recommendations of how to present confidently and well.
Building a presentation is an act of love and a process of discipline. It requires process and it also requires intuition. This is the second part of a trilogy where Peter and I go deep into our process of how we present and why, and the thinking that goes into the development and delivery of a typical presentation. Mark dives deep into his process, exploring how presentations get approached, exploring where there is process, where leaps of faith occur and how both blend together to create a final product.
4 August 2022 In the coming months we’re offering a trilogy on what we’ve learned along the way from a combined 70+ years as professional speakers (a number that frightens both of us somewhat). Think of this as a masterclass in presentation development and delivery. We’ve done a few webinars on delivering presentations before: Bullet […]
If you have ever heard about early adopters, then you have encountered reference to this book. Diffusion of Innovations is the landmark classic on how innovations are socialized, popularized and adopted (or not).
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You’ve heard of “lean.” It’s kind of everywhere. But where did it come from? This time, we’re going back to the bible of lean, “The Machine that Changed the World” by Womack, Jones and Roos.
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