Show and Tell: Part Two

kinnon —  September 18, 2010 — 9 Comments

This TED Video does a better job of explaining what I was attempting to say in the previous post. Please take the 18 minutes to watch it – it's more than worth that amount of time. (In my never humble but accurate opinion, of course.)


The presentation software he uses for his 18 minutes is from Prezi. Much more effective than PowerPoint.

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A television editor, writer & director since 1978. A Christian since 1982. More than a little frustrated with the Church in the West since late in the last millennium.

9 responses to Show and Tell: Part Two

  1. wow…the implications for the worldwide faith community…still percolating. thanks for sharing, bill.

  2. also, thanks for the prezi link…gonna try it in class next week :)

  3. Thanks, Mike. I'm sure you'll enjoy Prezi.

  4. i tried it a bit tonite, and though the web-based one is a little light (can’t really change fonts/colours/backgrounds as much as i’d like) i really like the feel of the thing, and am looking forward to further exploration!

  5. Another “thank you” for both the TED and Prezi links.

    For me, the “gotcha” moment in Anderson’s talk was the parallel to the printing press … compelling.

    As for Prezi: I have been present at one Prezi-fuelled presentation. It was entirely text-based, and the “swooping” got old, really fast!

    In Anderson’s talk, by contrast, the wheel was an effective metaphor, providing visual structure for the different strands of the single concept he was discussing.

    Yet again, new technology raises the bar! Inevitably, Prezi will be a gimmick in the hands of some, while releasing new possibilities for others.

    (Won’t be converting my PPTs en masse! :)

  6. Haven’t told you in recent days how much I appreciate you and your blog.

    Bill, glad you’re firing things up a bit more here.

    Anderson’s presentation reminded me of Prof Hendricks at Dallas Seminary teaching us Bible study methods.

    Observation: here is what we’re seeing going on at TED and in the world of idea driven action

    Interpretation: here is what we think it means.

    Application: here is what we at TED are doing and going to do because of what we see and believe.

    Thanks for stirring thins up…in your special way!

    Keep creating…it freaks the predictable types,
    Mike

  7. Haven’t told you in recent days how much I appreciate you and your blog.

    Bill, glad you’re firing things up a bit more here.

    Anderson’s presentation reminded me of Prof Hendricks at Dallas Seminary teaching us Bible study methods.

    Observation: here is what we’re seeing going on at TED and in the world of idea driven action

    Interpretation: here is what we think it means.

    Application: here is what we at TED are doing and going to do because of what we see and believe.

    Thanks for stirring thins up…in your special way!

    Keep creating…it freaks the predictable types,
    Mike

  8. Bill, good link and important topic. Have you noticed a change in demand and the kinds of video being produced over the last couple years? I know you’ve been in the video biz for many years.

    Also, let me join the others in saying I’m glad to see you back to blogging.

  9. Wow. Thanks for sharing the Prezi link as well as the talk. It was quite startling to find a presentation tool that breaks away from the slide metaphor.

    And the talk has my head spinning. I’ve heard these ideas before, but not pulled together like this, and certainly not with somebody visibly leading out in this direction, setting an example and communicating more than the words. …Which I guess it the tie-in to your previous post. Hmm.

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