Posts Tagged "LSG11UK"

Getting Beyond Bullet Points – Tools and Resources

For those of you who have read this series of posts relating to my LSG11UK session you’ll know that I reference several tools, resources and pieces of research throughout. Rather than just sitting on these resources I thought I’d share them with you via this blog post. You can find the bookmarked resources in my Diigo account or alternatively if you fancy viewing them whilst you are out-and-about, here’s a QR code that will get you to the same location. If you find anything of interest/use it would great if you could let me know in the comments box below or indeed if you know of any resources that I could add, then again please leave a link in the comments box below. Part 1 – Getting Beyond Bullet Points with visuals only Part 2 – Getting Beyond Bullet Points with visual and audio Part 3 – Bringing in the backchannel Part 4 – The Learners Voice Part 5 – Getting Beyond Bullet Points live recorded podcast Part 6 – Tools and...

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Podcast #15: The Learner’s Voice

If you’ve not already read my previous blog posts ‘Getting Beyond Bullet Points (visuals only)’, ‘Getting Beyond Bullet Points (with audio) and Bringing in the BackChannel then I’d strongly suggest having a read of them before you read any more of this post. Why? Well for 2 reasons really: 1. The earlier posts will provide you with the context behind this post. 2. The purpose of this specific post is to provide a brief audio summary of the actions that the attendees committed to, on leaving my session. By viewing the earlier posts in this series there is more likelihood that the attendees actions will make sense. I have to admit that I wouldn’t usually take this approach for providing visibility of the attendees actions, much preferring to have the attendees create an AudioBoo or tweet their actions and then produce a Wordle from those responses, however the large number of attendees (60+) precluded the use of AudioBoo and the small number of tweeps would have had very little impact on a Wordle. What I was/am trying to show to presenters is how their presentation can still resonate days, if not weeks or even months after the live event by using methods such as this to keep the original message alive in the minds of those who attended and if you used a backchannel, perhaps even in the minds of those who did not physically attend. Anyway, here’s the recording. Audio MP3Audio MP3 (listening time 4 mins) Subscribe to the podcast in iTunes Don’t forget, this is Part 4 in a series of posts surrounding my LSG11UK session. Part 1 – Getting Beyond Bullet Points with visuals only Part 2 – Getting Beyond Bullet Points with visual and audio Part 3 – Bringing in the backchannel Part 4 – The Learners Voice Part 5 – Getting Beyond Bullet Points live recorded podcast Part 6 – Tools and resources...

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Getting Beyond Bullet Points with visual and audio.

If you’ve not already read my previous blog post ‘Getting Beyond Bullet Points (visuals only)’ then I’d strongly suggest having a read of it before you read any more of this post. Why? Well for 2 reasons really: 1. The earlier post will provide you with the context behind this post. 2. The purpose of this specific post is to act as a comparison to the first post in this series, hence the benefit of viewing the first one! As you will have seen in the previous post, using the approach of images and single words in a presentation is certainly visually engaging, however where it falls down (as highlighted during my live session by Laura Dickson) is when the presenter/facilitator is no longer present to provide the narrative – the engaging presentation is now nothing more than a collection of images and out of context words. Here are the same slides that were contained in the earlier post, but this time with the narrative. Getting Beyond Bullet Points (with audio)   View more webinars from Craig Taylor Don’t forget, this is Part 2 in a series of posts surrounding my LSG11UK session. Part 1 – Getting Beyond Bullet Points with visuals only Part 2 – Getting Beyond Bullet Points with visual and audio Part 3 – Bringing in the backchannel Part 4 – The Learners Voice Part 5 – Getting Beyond Bullet Points live recorded podcast Part 6 – Tools and resources Did you get anything from the Slideshare? Why not let us know in the comments section?...

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Getting Beyond Bullet Points (visuals only)

Once again, I consider myself extremely lucky and privileged to have been asked to speak at the Learning and Skills Group Annual Conference earlier this month at London Olympia. I always try to facilitate a session that (I hope) has  immediate take-aways for anybody that has attended. I believe that there are enough people speaking at a strategic and theoretical level about L&D and it’s associated disciplines without me throwing my hand in too, so I always try to ensure that I do what I can to offer what I call a ‘Monday morning quick win‘ i.e. something that can be implemented immediately (or at worst very quickly back in the workplace) following the attendees return to the ‘real world‘! This time around I wanted to offer people the next step in improving their presentations. I get the feeling that there are more and more people who understand the need to move away from bullet-point riddled slides but are not sure exactly ‘what’ should replace them. It was this uncertainty that I hoped to address during my session by showing some examples. It is these examples that will form the basis of my next few blog posts: Part 1 – Getting Beyond Bullet Points with visuals only Part 2 – Getting Beyond Bullet Points with visual and audio Part 3 – Bringing in the backchannel Part 4 – The Learners Voice Part 5 – Getting Beyond Bullet Points live recorded podcast Part 6 – Tools and resources But let’s get things started, by having a look at the Slideshare presentation below. At first glance it ticks all the boxes in terms of reducing the bullet points and using images to illustrate my story, but there’s something missing. It would be great if you could take a few minutes to progress through the slides and leave your thoughts in the comments box below…… Getting Beyond Bullet Points   View more presentations from Craig...

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It started with a Tweet…

… never thought it would come to this (if you’re not a Hot Chocolate fan then this blog title is wasted on you!) That’s how the structure came about for my recent session at the Learning and Skills Group 2011 conference. Having seen how Stephanie Dedhar used Twitter and Wordle to crowdsource and then visualise feedback, I decided to use Twitter to put out the following request What 3 words would you use to describe a presentation that is ineffective/boring/turn off? Research 4 #LSG11uk http://bit.ly/iSQuiE Pls RT04/06/2011 08:39 via Plume  ReplyRetweetFavorite@CraigTaylor74Craig Taylor Having received a significant number of responses I then inputted them into Wordle and produced the following Wordle. Do you agree with the general responses? Do you disagree? What 3 words would you use to respond to my tweet above? Why not let me know via the comments box...

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