I was insanely privileged to be invited to speak at Google Firestarters 16, as one of the Magnificent Seven CSO’s and Planning Directors curated by Neil Perkin. We each had ten minutes to talk about “The most useful thing you have learned in your career to date”, and to do so in a provocative manner. […]
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Watch this very funny Blackadder film clip. But watch it with these rules in mind. Imagine the action is taking place not in a Royal Palace but in an unbranded headquarters building in Covent Garden. Imagine that the heavily powdered thespians are actually senior Facebook executives. And imagine that Blackadder is saying “Twitter” rather than […]
Notice anything unusual about this photograph? (Apart from the crappy exposure control and lack of Insta-filtering). I’m talking about the blue curtain where normally there would be Powerpoint. Cory Doctorow was mightily impressive at Wednesday night’s Google Firestarters event. He was, as they say, great on his feet. And he was on his feet for […]
I have a lot of time for Danny Baker. He’s as good as listening as he is at broadcasting. And he’s interested in people’s stories. Each Saturday morning his show on Radio 5 Live has several running themes which act as open invitations to ordinary listeners to call in with extraordinary stories. This week (at […]
Fewer, bigger stepping stones. The secret of a good presentation. Each stone should be a big, significant, memorable point. And what carries the leap between each one is the personality, the enthusiasm, the storytelling ability, the belief, the intensity, the passion of the presenter. This way the audience has the chance both to remember what […]