Always online... always distracted

I'd like to share this presentation cause it's inspiring to me. I saw it months ago, but today I bumped into it again and remembered the importance of not having stress when you need to be creative.

"When you're always online, you're always distracted". This comes from the presentation, that explains how the brain works and how to create presentations (or even e-learning courses ) and keep the audience's attention:

http://www.slideshare.net/dianebalisy/brainrulespzreview-12112133006195079

Enjoy it!

Belen Casado

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Bruce Graham

Agree with Belen's sentiments entirely - however....

It is ironic - slides 25/26 slagging off MS-PowerPoint, and we still have over 100 slides to go in this "article"

He states that PowerPoint is "...text-based with 6 hierarchical layers of headings and subheads - all text-based" He's obviously blissfully unaware of Nancy Duarte's slidework, and the fact that YOU DO NOT HAVE TO USE IT THAT WAY!!!!

THAT IS WHAT INSERT > PICTURE IS FOR.

I'll stop shouting now.

Seems to be saying, take regular exercise, (suggested in most offices and most good course facilitators do it), switch things off so you are not interrupted (DUH!), and "Pictures beat text...", which has been known for years.

I appreciate that this is only an extract of the book, but I see nothing new here really that has not been said elsewhere.

Bruce

Belen Casado

Bruce Graham said:

It is ironic - slides 25/26 slagging off MS-PowerPoint, and we still have over 100 slides to go in this "article"

He states that PowerPoint is "...text-based with 6 hierarchical layers of headings and subheads - all text-based" He's obviously blissfully unaware of Nancy Duarte's slidework, and the fact that YOU DO NOT HAVE TO USE IT THAT WAY!!!!

THAT IS WHAT INSERT > PICTURE IS FOR.

Bruce


I really agree with Bruce, I think that we all know that we can do extraordinary things with Power Point... and we see examples of this everyday in these treads. I also think that it's not really original what we are told in this presentation.

However, I found interesting to see the complete presentation without skipping parts (it's something I hardly ever do), so I said: "There must be something special in this presentation to keep my attention". And I think it's not content, but the way it's delivered, with this frog and interesting images and some sentences that remained in my mind after having seen it.

Belen