“This is about the company; it’s about us, and it’s about me.” Maybe, it can be about you too.

In 2008, I made a pitch to a steering committee about replacing our SharePoint intranet with some kind of early social network technology. We had interviewed stakeholders around the world about how they wanted to interact with each other and … Continue reading “This is about the company; it’s about us, and it’s about me.” Maybe, it can be about you too.

I Am Having An Existential Moment Here! A Reflection on Dystopian Threats And Cultural Cures.

Over the last 5-10 years, I have morphed my learning focus away from the straight and narrow of MarComms. At first, it was through the lens of “Enterprise Social” – I saw an opportunity for collaboration tools to unlock new … Continue reading I Am Having An Existential Moment Here! A Reflection on Dystopian Threats And Cultural Cures.

Prosper In The Future Of Work: Know When To Stop (Lowering Your Standards) #14Actions

Creating videos is cheaper than ever, and they are shorter than ever too. Technology has changed the prices, user demand has changed the length. (Technical) Quality matters less than audience impact. The corporate video is no longer about packaging over all … Continue reading Prosper In The Future Of Work: Know When To Stop (Lowering Your Standards) #14Actions

Why do We Need New Presentation Approaches? Because No-one Is Listening

Everyone hates PowerPoint (notwithstanding all the PPT consultants who proclaim is has cooler transitions and widgets than people know). It doesn’t matter what PPT does. What matters is that we don’t like the outcome – the engorged dataset, the monotonous word-for-word reading of the presenter, the preference for data over learning / take-aways. We are inured to the build and rebuild of PPTs, taking last period’s content and updating it with NEW shiny content. What we want from presentations are memories, when our internal hard drive is bombarded with increasing amounts of data and we outsource everything to google. We … Continue reading Why do We Need New Presentation Approaches? Because No-one Is Listening