The Future Of Work Report 2013
According to the New York Times the average man will spend 19 years ad 8 months at work, or about 28% of an average 70 year life span. Scary thought! With that in mind it might be worthwhile brushing up on the future of work with this nifty deck from PSFK. If you are interested in downloading the full report then head over here, its costs cash money though.
The 10 Crucial Consumer Trends For 2013
Apparently 2013 will be the perfect storm of necessity and opportunity. Trendwatching.com believe some economies will do OK(-ish), others will be shaky, but in whatever market or industry you look at the opportunities are still there, you just might need to look a little harder or act a little smarter. Think about the changing global economy (Eastern influence continues to grow), changing consumer needs (transparency and availability through mobile), big business bothers (Best Buy, HP, any department store you care to think of), not only new technologies but old technologies being applied in new ways (GPS for one) and new business models (death of ad funded, rise of free-mium, death of free-mium, rise of…). What’s not to look forward to in 2013?
The 5 Must Know 2013 Digital Trends
It’s that time of year again…and by that I mean Q4. From this point on my trends prediction is that we’ll start to see an acceleration on the release of 2013 digital trends presentations! Here’s the proverbial first cab off the rank by Dynamit which covers CMO/CTO convergence, Mobility, The Quantified Self (!), Fragmentation and Location. Enjoy.
The 36 Facebook Stereotypes Uncovered
Who doesn’t love to poke fun at a few Facebook stereotypes now and then? We all do, don’t we! Well now thanks to Soap Creative we have a handbook of the little cretins to track down and laugh at! Go forth and poke!
Possibly Everything You Could Ever Need To Know About Facebook
I stumbled upon the following presentation by FaberNovel and it could quite possibly be the most in depth look at Facebook I have ever seen! From share holdings to acquisition attempts, from platform update & release schedules to business model analysis, this thing has everything. So grab your tablet, sit back, grab a glass of vino and get reading.
The Power Of Foursquare: 7 Innovations For Business
To help launch Carmine Gallo’s new book, The Power of foursquare: 7 Innovative Ways to Get Your Customers to Check In Wherever They Are, a teaser presentation has made its way onto Slideshare. In terms of the platform, there are certainly some critics out there and to be fair they do have a point, Foursquare hasn’t quite nailed it, but no one will argue that location is becoming an increasingly important marketing consideration and Foursquare is very well positioned to lead that trend. In the presentation Carmine will take you briefly through the 7 innovations that have been identified and that conveniently spell CHECK-IN! Not convinced? Chat to Google about their big bet on LoMoSo.
Social Media’s presentation dilema
I spend a lot of time both using PowerPoint and listening to people present from it. It’s not something I’m proud of, that excites me, or I even willingly do, its just part and parcel of the job. And I’m sorry Keynote users, your fancy slide builds aren’t enough, this includes you to!
Over the years I’ve heard whispers & comments, and recieved constructive criticism that led me to formalise 5 presentation principles, or rules of engagement that have held me in good stead the last few years. Here they are incase you were wondering;
- PowerPoint is a tool to assist a presentation, not be the presentation
- K.I.S.S, preferably pictures over words
- Always add value to every slide you present
- Control the delivery (seating, ambience, screen) and engage the audience (questions, theater)
- If you can avoid PowerPoint, then avoid it!
However it seems that we have reached an interesting intersection when it comes to presentation creation and delivery. Presenations, in my mind at least, have always been developed with the attending audience in mind. Those that weren’t present for my captivating presentation delivery could waste their time stumbling through meaningless images and cryptic notes, hopfeully then, they would attend next time!