Below is a copy of my presentation from podcamp 5 in Boston. Thanks to all who attended and participated in our discussion.
Here are five interesting finds that I found on Twitter last week. What did you find?
Communication Impacts Learning
“Spend less time on decorating your slides and more time on perfecting your content—your evidence. To strengthen the effectiveness of your presentation, use the time you saved from not embellishing your slides to refine your argument, details, story, and graphic.”
“One reason to blame others for their communication problems is the convenience it provides. If they put the responsibility of understanding what they are saying to the listener, they can simply run away from their responsibility for communication. It is easier to complain than to take that responsibility.”
“The future of business is one in which individuals and organizations create value primarily by rich participation in the flow and birth of information and ideas. We will do this by integrating closely with other organizations, forming networks and communities within and across organizations, truly acting as participants in a global lifeflow.”
“On the supply side, we have trouble providing “knowledge” to the KM system or even between each other (Tall Poppy Syndrome & Shrinking Violet Syndrome).
On the demand side, we have an organization that isn’t interested in learning new thing (Not invented here syndrome & TomTom Syndrome (better known as Real Men Don’t Ask for Directions)”
Trainers & Workscapes
“It’s perhaps a good idea for each one of us to stop our training factories for a while and think about what we’re trying to achieve. Do we really need the heavyweight approaches that we’re using today? Can modern, lightweight, yet highly effective technology provide us the edge to achieve our goals at the right pace? How do you feel about the transition to workscapes? How do you feel about being generalists as against training specialists?”