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7 Tools To Improve The Way You Use Evernote

7 Tools To Improve The Way You Use Evernote | Curious thinking | Scoop.it
For most people, the note-taking application of choice is Evernote.

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
Peter (PJ) Fulcher-Meredith's insight:

If you haven't tried Evernote you don't know what you are missing.  It is my creative scrapbook and where I keep all the thoughts and I deas I have that are not ready or have a home yet. I use Evernote every hour of everyday. My killer app and has been for years!

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Minimalist Posters That Reduce Your Favorite Movies To Basic Shapes

Minimalist Posters That Reduce Your Favorite Movies To Basic Shapes | Curious thinking | Scoop.it
In the future, when the history of the Internet is taught alongside social studies and algebra in middle school, there will be a brief, marginal mention of minimalist posters and how they, for a moment, encapsulated a bit of the late-aughts web.
Peter (PJ) Fulcher-Meredith's insight:

I wish I was a designer with a brain like this! This is what communication design is all about. Not just shapes and colour on a page

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Content Marketing For Business To Business (Infographic) | Business 2 Community

Content Marketing For Business To Business (Infographic) | Business 2 Community | Curious thinking | Scoop.it

Content Marketing is important to the success of your biz, so we’re going to keep bringing you lots of info, including this newly released infographic from Uberflip. If you’re targeting other businesses (B2B), you may wonder how your marketing tactics compare to others, or may be looking for inspiration. We think you’ll find both in this infographic; here are a few key points: 94% of B2B marketers create new content rather than share. 82% of B2B marketers use content marketing to gain new customers and leads. The top three ways to share content: Social media 87% Website articles 83% Email 78%...


Via Jeff Domansky, Marie Ennis-O'Connor, John van den Brink
Peter (PJ) Fulcher-Meredith's insight:

The whole issue of content marketing leaves me a bit breathless.  What is it?  Where does it fit? What am I already doing that fits into the definition of Content Marketing?  What do I need to do differently that I am not doing now?  Questions. Questions. Questions. This infographic is a good starting point - a foundation

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Linda Dap's curator insight, April 29, 2013 3:20 AM

De top 3 manieren om content te delen:

Social Media 87%

website articles 83%

email 78%

Martin (Marty) Smith's comment, April 29, 2013 2:21 PM
Excellent infographic and good discussion by @B2Community.
Graeme & Jennifer Bowman's curator insight, June 23, 2013 7:21 AM

Not enough B2B firms are amplifying their influence through content marketing. And of those who are, not enough are ensuring that, firstly, the content is of genuine value to their target audience, secondly, the content is presented in a highly creative way, and, thirdly, the content is linked strongly to their company or personal brand. My advice: when they experience each piece of your content, make your audience go 'Wow!' for as many reasons as possible.

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The Secret Of Steve — Thoughts on creativity

The Secret Of Steve — Thoughts on creativity | Curious thinking | Scoop.it
The secret of Steve is simple. It explains his success and excess. It exemplifies our instinct for creation. Creating is not a result of gen…
Peter (PJ) Fulcher-Meredith's insight:

When too much Steve Jobs is not enough! I have so much to learn about persistence and obsessive challenge and inquiry. Read the Steve Jobs biography it is a great read and provides excellent insight into what it takes to be a genious.

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The Padagogy Wheel ... it's a Bloomin' Better Way to Teach

The Padagogy  Wheel ... it's a Bloomin' Better Way to Teach | Curious thinking | Scoop.it

" Dr Ian Green from the School of Education here at Adelaide and I [Allan Carrington] have used Padagogy 101 (introduction to iPad in HE) and Padagogy 201 (more advanced use for L&T) to train over 600 faculty from universities in Australia. During my research I saw lots of great work done by others using Bloom’s Taxonomy including the Revised Taxonomy which has now become the Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy. However when I discovered the excellent pioneer work done by Kathy Schrock with “Bloomin’ Apps” I got the idea for the Padagogy Wheel. Dare I say it but it is the next version for mobile learning of the ongoing importance of Bloom’s Taxonomy. Bloom’s is still fundamental to good teaching and learning."


Via Anne Whaits
Peter (PJ) Fulcher-Meredith's insight:

Now this is what I call an Infographic - it is literally dripping with usefulness! It is knowledge on a page made accessible to all.  Love this for my training design. From Dr Green at the School of Edcuation Adelaide Uni.  Brilliant!

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Elena Keating's curator insight, August 15, 2013 7:12 PM

A good starting point for I-pad apps and usage for educational purposes. Great to have the links. As always the first step in a journey that has many twists and turns. It takes you where you want to go but there are many pathways you can take and who knows where they will lead you!Sometimes it's the journey that is important not just the destination.

Audrey's comment, August 16, 2013 8:05 AM
This is so helpful. As a visual learner I can see how the wheel can be used for home schooling. It is a fantastic resource for contextualising learning.
Mary Coghlan's comment, August 19, 2013 8:11 PM
I really like how this is presented. A great approach that presents a number of choices to be used for teaching and learning. Being a visual learner, I find this very accessible.
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Why Isn’t ‘Servant Leadership’ More Prevalent? — HBS Working Knowledge

Why Isn’t ‘Servant Leadership’ More Prevalent? — HBS Working Knowledge | Curious thinking | Scoop.it
With servant leadership, a leader's primary role is to serve employees. Everyone from Lao-Tzu to Max De Pree thinks this a wonderful model. Why then, asks Professor Jim Heskett , is this style so rare among CEOs?

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Thanks to Anthony Howard for finding this one.  Over the years I have had the fortune to have a number of 'servant leaders' as clients. One common challnege they all faced, no matter how successful they were was the ire of other leaders who weren't prepared to acknowledge the value of 'servant leadership' in a number of cases they even said to me, they thought so and so was a 'bit weak' or a 'push over'.  Being a servant leaders requires you to be present and attentive to all that is happening or about to happen around you.  You don't have to be 'soft' to care, you just have to be prepared to put yourself in the other person's shoes from time to time and attempt to see a situation from the other point of view before you perhaps disagree. Otherwise it is 'status leadership' which can lead to tyranny. You have to work at 'servant leadership' every moment of every day but the rewards keep on giving.  It is worth it.  Great article.

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Anthony Howard's curator insight, May 9, 2013 7:29 PM

Great question Jim.

This article highlights the responsibility of leaders to create en environment in which people can flourish. If staff can grow and develop at work they cannot fail to be more engaged and more productive (in every sense of the word, not just to the bottom line).

Is the scarcity of servant leaders due to the paucity of role models? Or perhaps because of short term self interested thinking? Is it perhaps seen as a sign of weakness.

I don't think we need to dwell on why it is lacking, but rather find ways to foster servant leadership. Putting myself in the other's shoes is a good start. Plus remembering that what my business card says in my title is only passing, and not who I really am. Let's look to the humanity of our colleagues, not to their economic output.

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gyroVoice: Carlos Santana On Creativity In Business And Art

gyroVoice: Carlos Santana On Creativity In Business And Art | Curious thinking | Scoop.it
Music legend and successful entrepreneur Carlos Santana has a unique and powerful perspective on creativity and inspiration.
Peter (PJ) Fulcher-Meredith's insight:

Arts + Business have so much to share and so much to learn off each other. One of my heroes when I grew up hoping to be a famouse rock singer was Carlos Santana.  I came across his name on a live album called Super Sessions featuring Al Kooper and Mike Bloomfield. In the audience was a young boy called Carlos who they asked to come up on stage and jam with them. It was amazing and the rest is history. That creativity that was evident from a young agae has now been channelled into business.  Short interview but revealing.

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Making employee engagement engaging

Making employee engagement engaging | Curious thinking | Scoop.it

Employee engagement is one of the holy grails of the HR world. We want employees who are interested in what they’re doing (at least most of the time; we all have an off-day) and do their best for their employer. Like respect, you have to earn employees’ interest, although I do take the view that in parallel employees should make the best of their opportunities and try to interest themselves in what’s going on and not wait passively to be engaged. When I was asked to give new and interesting views on employee engagement I mulled it over a while. There isn’t a one-size-fits-all method. You have to tailor your engagement activities and approach to your environment. Generally speaking there’s nothing new under the sun, just new interpretations. So here are my thoughts on employee engagement.


Via Roger Francis
Peter (PJ) Fulcher-Meredith's insight:

Employee Engagement to what? This is a worthy read for those following the increasing challenge of getting your people to believe in what thy are doing M-F, 9-5 rather than counting the days to the weekend

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A Better Way to Think About Your Business Model

A Better Way to Think About Your Business Model | Curious thinking | Scoop.it
How Nespresso used a simple business model canvas to change face of the coffee industry.

Via Marylene Delbourg-Delphis
Peter (PJ) Fulcher-Meredith's insight:

Why can't business always look for the simple way of expressing what are usually complex concepts. As I thinki Albert Einstein once said, "make things simple but not simpler." These charts become talking sticks, home bases around which the complex and necessary conversations take place. These charts provide the focus and the context.  What a beautiful thing!

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Deborah Verran's comment, May 6, 2013 4:54 PM
Elegant and nicely put from HBR
Raquel Oliveira's curator insight, May 7, 2013 5:42 PM

Canvas é muito prático mesmo ! Business Model YOU está aqui na fila de leituras.

ppmartin's curator insight, May 10, 2013 10:43 AM

Clever

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Left vs Right Brain Infographic Creativity at Work

Left vs Right Brain Infographic Creativity at Work | Curious thinking | Scoop.it
This Left vs Right Brain Infographic is a handy visualization of brain preferences, and learning styles with helpful hints on developing both sides of your brain

Via MyCreativeTeam
Peter (PJ) Fulcher-Meredith's insight:

For all those who don't know their left from their right this makes it all very clear. What is it about a good infographic that just nails it. Love one page everythings! 

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10 power lessons about creativity from an unexpected source | Justine Musk

10 power lessons about creativity from an unexpected source | Justine Musk | Curious thinking | Scoop.it
“Dance first. Think later. It's the natural order.” ― Samuel Beckett I was at a dinner party in Beverly Hills when the hostess surprised us all with a visit from a poledancer. The poledancer was not a stripper.
Peter (PJ) Fulcher-Meredith's insight:

As Edward de Bono once said, "The biggest challenge in creative thinking is to get people to change their point of view.  This is a great article for everyone who works in a 'create on demand" world.  Thanks Justine a very curious article.

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Five Ways To Flip Your Copywriting For Higher Conversion Rates

Five Ways To Flip Your Copywriting For Higher Conversion Rates | Curious thinking | Scoop.it
When faced with creating a conversion-focused SEO landing page, what should our copy focus on? There are so many things we can do — so many directions we can go — that it becomes hard to know what to choose. Do I go with statistics or stories?
Peter (PJ) Fulcher-Meredith's insight:

This is a really useful table.  But I question as to whether even at "Most Aware" Product and Price in its own way is still better framed in the context of story. Brands don't want to get into Price Wars or Product shootouts!

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7 Ways to Destroy Productivity - Lifehack

7 Ways to Destroy Productivity - Lifehack | Curious thinking | Scoop.it
Whether you want to learn to decrease productivity to spite your boss or you need to learn what habits to avoid, this infographic is sure to help.

Via Jess Chalmers
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Oh, my goodness this is me! Heeeelp!!!!

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Bunkr is going beyond presentation: collect, organize, present

Goodbye PowerPoint! Bunkr is going beyond presentation.

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
Peter (PJ) Fulcher-Meredith's insight:

This misses the point. Powerpoint is not the problem it is how it is used that is dangerous.  Bunkr as a tool looks great but my only problem is it makes it even easier to create 'crap' The process of producing visual support is all wrong.  Prezi is a great tool too but most of the presentations I have seen are full of garbage and lack any communication design. Maybe  this new segment of presentation apps should be called 'grabage'! 

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Sharla Shults's curator insight, May 26, 2013 4:49 PM

I still remember my first exposure to PowerPoint. Thought that was the wave of the future. Not surprised at that wave crashing upon the shore with one of even greater magnitude right behind!

Duan van der Westhuizen's comment, May 27, 2013 4:16 PM
Grabage?
Peter (PJ) Fulcher-Meredith's comment, May 27, 2013 5:41 PM
Grabage love it!
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Class of 2013: Master These 15 Simple Skills

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Peter (PJ) Fulcher-Meredith's insight:

It is really refreshing to see a well designed speaker support presentation where you are ducking the 'bullet-points'. It is wrong to say 'death by powerpoint'  - Bullet points kill presentations

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Make More, Talk Less, Tell Better Stories: All In a Day's Work at StoriesLab [#Transmedia]

Make More, Talk Less, Tell Better Stories: All In a Day's Work at StoriesLab [#Transmedia] | Curious thinking | Scoop.it

James Carter:  "Go where your audience is and fashion a story you believe will engage them."


Via The Digital Rocking Chair
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If the story is simple and authentic it will be received, remembered and acted upon. Get the inside right before you worry about the medium outside.  Remember, "the shortest distance between two people is a story" - the right one

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Yael BOUBLIL's curator insight, May 16, 2013 3:33 AM

Où trouver des lecteurs ? Une vraie question de littéraire finalement !

Mervi Rauhala's curator insight, May 20, 2013 3:12 AM

Nice transmedia examples.

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The Difference Between Professionals and Amateurs — Thoughts on creativity

The Difference Between Professionals and Amateurs — Thoughts on creativity | Curious thinking | Scoop.it
I’ve started to notice (partially because of my own failures), that there is one skill that is so valuable that it will make you a standout …
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This is a really sobering read for all of us.  Stop making excuses and just keep doing it. Don't overthink it just keep doing it! I really like the author, James Clear's honest disclosure of what he needs to do to become a professional creative despite the fact that he has been turning up to work trying to be creative. It is a switch that we all could turn on and benefit from.

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35 Most Asked Job Interview Questions and How to Answer Them

35 Most Asked Job Interview Questions and How to Answer Them | Curious thinking | Scoop.it
Infographics on Most common Interview questions and how to answer them guide by learning successful interview tactics and finding good opportunities
Via Chintan Jain
Peter (PJ) Fulcher-Meredith's insight:
I don't know what you think, but as useful as this is, it is not in my books an Infographic - it is a designed list - so maybe it could be called a 'listographic'. What I find compelling about true infographics is their ability on one page to capture the essence of a more complex concept or process and provide us with a big picture view thereby allowing us to understand in our own time using visual triggers. By my criteria this is not an infographic. If we start accepting these designed lists as infographics we are going to find ourselves with a real possibility of 'death by infographic'! Powerpoint as a tool is fine but in the hands of those who don't know how to communicate visually is a WMB (Weapn of Mass Boredom) C'mon communication designers do the hard yards and make these infographics work for thewir living!
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Carrie Melissa Jones's curator insight, May 10, 2013 11:56 AM

There's no sense in not reading this before an interview

Henrik Safegaard - Cloneartist's curator insight, May 10, 2013 2:15 PM

Those questions and answers seems to be the same all around the world.

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The cultural bias against creatives as leaders

A 2010 study of 1,500 CEOs by IBM yielded a few large insights. One was that over 60% believed that creativity is the most critical competency for CEOs today. Creative leaders — they believe ...
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But don't be too creative because you won't get the leadership role because the people who employ you don't have the courage or the understanding of how important creativity is in leaders.  How many companies would have employed a Steve Jobs?

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The answer is Google Plus. Now what's the question? | Brightpath

The answer is Google Plus. Now what's the question? | Brightpath | Curious thinking | Scoop.it

Google Plus is more than a social network. It is a platform with fingers in many pies....

 

Google Plus is a joke – incorrect. No one uses Google Plus – incorrect again. How can Google Plus be a social network when no one is socialising on it? – wrong on two counts.

 

Google Plus is now the second biggest social network According to statistics published by Global Web Index, Google Plus is now used by more people than Twitter and YouTube, in terms of social activity. The image below was also published on the Global Web Index report.

 

Why Google Plus is a force to be reckoned with

 

Google Plus is more than a social network. It is a platform with fingers in many pies. Refusing to use it is like refusing to dress for work. Let’s look at the many great things about Google Plus....


Via Jeff Domansky, Karen Hochberg
Peter (PJ) Fulcher-Meredith's insight:

Another voice in the Google+ Facebook debate.  My jury is still out.  But I do like where Google is going.  Facebook on its own appears a bit limited cpompared to the suite of tools that Google has to offer. Your thoughts?

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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, May 3, 2013 4:23 PM

Google+ just keeps on growing in size and potential. Marketers need to keep this channel in mind as they plan strategies.

Jeff Domansky's comment, May 18, 2013 2:46 PM
Hi Peter, I'm starting to use G+ more and recent changes make it even better. Over time it will be even more successful.
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Why Content for SEO & Role of Social Media in Search Engine

Why Content for SEO & Role of Social Media in Search Engine | Curious thinking | Scoop.it
Infographic on Why to use Social Media for Search Engine and use Content for Search Engine result position with viral marketing lessons from Google for business

Via Chintan Jain
Peter (PJ) Fulcher-Meredith's insight:

There is so much cyber-babble around Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) that perhaps this infographic is a good place to reboot and start again.  All togther now.

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To lead a successful enterprise, creativity top requirement, say CEOs

To lead a successful enterprise, creativity top requirement, say CEOs | Curious thinking | Scoop.it
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When organisations are looking for the 1% ers to increase revenue instead of chopping people first maybe look for alternatives. Creativity is more than a word though. Just like innovation. Like the weather everyone talks about innovation without really knowing what it is. Innovation isn't a warm and fuzzy feel good. It risk and pushing boundaries. Incremental improvement is not innovation.
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Robin Williams Hijacks TED BBC conference

Williams comes onto the stage and gives an unplanned stand-up routine during technical difficulties. Sergey Brin & Dan Gilbert are on the panel.
Peter (PJ) Fulcher-Meredith's insight:

An oldy but a goody.  If I could come back as a creative thinker let me come back as Robin Williams. Makes most of our minds seem like they are in reverse. This actually happened when there was a technical difficultly - he jumped out of the audience and just did it. Remember many years ago in Sydney Australia when there was the original comedy store in Jamison Street.  Robin was in town. Dropped in at midnight and did an hour of Aussie material that was so spot on you could smell the gum leaves. This was in the days before social media but early days of analogue mobile phones. What was a 1/2 full room within 30 minutes was bursting at the scenes.  What privelage. What an experience never to forget to be in the presence of not only a trie comic genius but also one of the most creative thinkers in the world. Get him into a creative think tank and watch the ideas flow. Man crush I think!

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How to Use the Persuasive Power of Metaphors

How to Use the Persuasive Power of Metaphors | Curious thinking | Scoop.it
Blog post at Enchanting Marketing : You know your writing needs to stand out.

You want to inspire your readers to take action, change their beliefs, or to buy something.
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Peter (PJ) Fulcher-Meredith's insight:

What is a metaphor for? Really clear article worth all stroytellers reading. More depth needed. Read the Heath brothers' Made to Stick which is a must buy to read at least a couple of times a year. If you can't afford any other book on effective communication - get that one now.

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A little bird told me...

A little bird told me... | Curious thinking | Scoop.it
Fiona Milburn: "As a creative practitioner, you're probably familiar with twitter as a key social media platform for marketing your projects to today’s internet-savvy audiences.But did you know it’s also a great storytelling tool?"
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I'm a late bird to all this. Have I missed the worm?
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