The Best Decision
How important is it for leaders to be decisive? Consider these words from Theodore Roosevelt:
“In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.”
We’ve heard over and again that the power of visual imagery is unbeatable in instructional design. Yet, we struggle to find and use images that accurately capture and evoke the kind of emotion that connects audiences with the story we are trying to tell. Perhaps you’ve seen the famed YouTube video series, “In Plain English,” where the CommonCraft geniuses show us (rather than tell us) the essence of Web 2.0 technologies. It is this kind of visual storytelling that captures our attention and ignites our imagination.
So, how can you show, rather than tell, your story?
Call for Inspiration
I’m asking you to jot down the things, ideas, people, and dreams that light your fire. This is a call for ideas. A request for quotes. A cry for truth. A wish for hope. Yes, it’s a fluffy request, but I’d like to know…
If you haven’t visited CommonCraft yet, you are missing out on at least 3 minutes of fabulous Web 2.0 education. The Show is a series of short explanatory videos that are free and sharable on the Web.
Looking for tips and articles to help you energize your training sessions? Check out Sharon Bowman’s sparkly site: http://www.bowperson.com/articles.htm. Sharon’s site is chock full of web site links, newsletters, catalogs, and books that will help you become a master at “teaching it quick and making it stick!” Here are two of her latest examples: