Intera(ttra)ctive presentations

If keeping someone’s attention in a lecture was business, it would have an 80% failure rate.” – dr. John Medina

Whether you’re a seasoned presenter/trainer or just every now and than presenting something to your colleagues, you will know that one of the hardest things about giving a presentation is keeping your audience’s attention. Although serving them a lot of coffee and random shouting might work it will not necessarily get them to focus on your presentation.

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What if I told you that you can tell the same story and even use the same pictures and text but they will be received even better if you draw them yourself?

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Lean Kanban Netherlands 2012 is almost here!

A little while ago I received the good news: an acceptance to speak at Lean Kanban Netherlands on the 25 and 26th of October. This event will take place for the first time and is looking very promising. An amazing line-up of speakers and a great venue.

I will not be speaking alone. Together with Sarah Reeder and we are verymuch looking forward to an interactive session. We will talk about why we believe the Kanban principle “Encourage Acts of Leadership at all levels of the organization” is the key to sustainable change. With examples of real life teams supported by research from the change management field we will elaborate on:

• That sustainable change is achieved on a different level than most methodologies act on
• Why we think a organically grown (viral spread) approach will trump a big bang implementation
• Why change shouldn’t be managed and consulting/coaching to a predetermined outcome is impossible

If you are thinking about going and would like to pay less: contact me (via mail or twitter) or any other speaker. We haz discounts 😉

If you are not thinking about going: you should. This is the place to be when it comes to Lean and Kanban in the Benelux!

Hope to see you there!

Conferences, conferences and more conferences!!!

Summer holidays are almost over and that means that there are a lot of conferences coming up!

I’m very excited to have the chance to share, attend, learn and meet a lot of old friends and new people. So if you are near one of these or can find any excuse to join, please don’t miss that chance as the programs look very promising!

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