Packed full of practical tools and ideas for engaging children and young people, Participation - Spice It Up! is serious fun and a great way to deal with serious issues. For starters, it looks at the ideas and values that underlie our approach to participation. There are also tips on the practicalities and pitfalls of planning and running collaborative and creative sessions.
This charming story about a penguin colony in Antarctica illustrates key truths about how deal with the issue of change: handle the challenge well and you can prosper greatly; handle it poorly and you put yourself at risk. The penguins are living happily on their iceberg as they have done for many years. Then one curious penguin discovers a potentially devastating problem threatening their home - and pretty much no one listens to him.
The Jelly Effect gives you simple, proven techniques for improving your communication and selling ability. Like throwing jelly at a
wall, poor communication just doesn't stick. But there are simple, memorable, and affordable ways to win more attention and more business. And anyone can learn them. Every business can benefit from better communication.
The Jelly Effect introduces revolutionary communication and persuasion techniques from corporate communications superstar Andy Bounds.
"The World Cafe" is an easy-to-use process for fostering collaborative dialogue and creating innovative possibilities for action particularly in large groups. Anyone interested in creating "conversations that matter" can engage the World Cafe approach, with its' seven simple design principles, to improve people's collective capacity to share knowledge and shape the future together.
This is a groundbreaking, yet practical guide to the art of public speaking. The past twenty years has seen the emergence of an industry standard model of presentation - the slide show. Yet, research has shown that audiences are deeply dissatisfied with this mode of public speaking.
Smart people often believe that the opinion of the crowd is always inferior to the opinion of the individual specialist. Philosophical giants such as Nietzsche thought that "Madness is the exception in individuals but the rule in groups". Henry David Thoreau lamented: "The mass never comes up to the standard of its best member but on the contrary degrades itself to a level with the lowest member." The motto of the great and the ordinary seems to be: Bet on the expert because crowds are generally stupid and often dangerous.
"Brain-friendly learning" is not about techniques and gimmicks. It is far more than just putting on baroque music, or playing fun games. It's a movement rather than just a method; a movement to recover the real joy of learning that combines both sizzle and substance to every part of your training. This resource provides a blueprint for a new generation of accelerated learning methods. At its heart are five key principles: keep it real; facilitate the flow; honour uniqueness; make it rich and multi-sensory; and state is everything (well almost).
The human brain will do a number of unusual, interesting and important things - if given time.
When Herb Kelleher was brainstorming about how to beat traditional airlines, he grabbed a bar napkin and a pen. Three dots to represent three cities. Three arrows to show direct flights. Problem solved, and the picture made it easy to sell Southwest Airlines to investors and customers. Consultant Dan Roam shows readers how to harness their innate talent for visual thinking, promising that thinking with pictures can help anyone discover and develop new ideas, solve problems in unexpected ways and dramatically improve their ability to share their insights.