Posts tagged conferences
Posts tagged conferences
Those Fabulous Confabs: Smart talk has never been such a valuable commodity. It’s spawned conferences like TED, Davos, and now a slew of upstart competitors. It has made the eighteen‑minute TED lecture a viral online phenomenon. But are we running out of things to say? (http://tiny.cc/se521)
Is the Internet Just One Big Digital Book? It’s easy to forget that the world wide web as we know it today evolved from an early attempt to put books on the internet. (http://tiny.cc/xjgty)
Take a Trackless Roller-Coaster Ride Through Buenos Aires: Through some amazing technological sleight of hand, “Inception Park” delivers the roller-coaster ride you’ve always dreamed of. (http://tiny.cc/x4080)
Ad Agency Perks: believe it or not they still do exist and here Business Insider reveals cool stuff beyond that twice monthly pay. Includes cool Creativity Stipends from DDB Canada. (http://tiny.cc/2onod)
Where is the Trust? Millennials trust purchase decisions to user-generated content over friends and family. (http://tiny.cc/fgjjs)
Your Guide to planning a Great Conference: ten very good tips for putting on something valuable and memorable (http://tiny.cc/cw9jn)
Setting the Stage for Creativity: Most offsite strategic retreats occur in a resort boardroom with an elegant table and comfortable chairs, a notepad and perhaps a copy of some important charts laid out before everyone’s place. Michael Roberto, a management professor at Bryant University, instead urges you to decorate the room with photos and other materials that might spark dialogue. Have your rival’s latest product on display, for example, or some prototypes from your own innovators. “To think outside the box, CEOs have to set the stage,” he says.
How Do Your Employees Describe You? Connecticut-based business consultant Jesse Lyn Stoner has collected on her Seapoint Center blog funny terms she has heard over the years to describe bosses (http://tiny.cc/1v227)
Accumulated Wisdom ‘Undervalued’ Asset: with so much change occurring in business, consultant Brett Morris says it’s important to remember that when performing a process that didn’t exist five years ago, a person with 35 years of experience has no great advantage over someone with only five years experience – other than accumulated wisdom: “That’s an advantage that cannot be understated. Unfortunately it’s all too often undervalued.”
Clay Shirky on Managing Net Generation Workers: The professor, author, and social-media expert talks about the unique challenges of managing millennial employees (http://tiny.cc/4bdvz)
Weighing hiring choices? Think team spirit: Paul Block, chief executive officer of Merisant Company in Chicago, says that when you’re making hiring decisions, don’t think individually but instead collectively. Assess how each candidate will assist in creating extraordinary team results, and consider factors such as diversity and constructive dissent.
Add creative voices to brainstorm sessions: Marketing consultant Jeff Hirsch suggests bringing in a few ringers to your brainstorming sessions – people who can add some outside ideas and energy. He favours actors, musicians, writers and artists.
Five ways to work a conference: It’s conference season, and the challenge for most attendees is how to turn the hothouse of ideas they are exposed to into marked improvement back in the office. On his 99percent.com blog, Scott Belsky, CEO of the Behance creative network, offers five tips for getting the most out of a conference, (http://tiny.cc/pc23k)
Giving a presentation? Don’t say this: When you’re making a presentation, never ask your audience “Does that make sense?” to gauge their understanding of your material. Presentations coach Jerry Weissman says the expression might imply you are uncertain about the accuracy or credibility of the content, or that you doubt the audience is smart enough to comprehend or appreciate the material.
Focus your marketing on moms: Mom has the power of the family purse. So why do marketers so badly miss the mark when attempting to target mothers? (http://tiny.cc/q82j9)