November 2012

Text Without Context is Forgettable: What Bogart and Gable Teach Us About the One Liner

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As I was watching The Maltese Falcon for the umpteenth time Sunday, I anxiously awaited the “showdown” scene between Sam Spade (Humphrey Bogart) and Brigid O’Shaughnessy (Mary Astor). After a rough and rocky relationship (both business AND personal), Spade let’s her know that he’s turning her in for murder, even though he loves her. Spade’s wonderful dialogue, both mildly loving and extremely sarcastic goes like this:  “I hope they don’t… Read More »Text Without Context is Forgettable: What Bogart and Gable Teach Us About the One Liner

Go Visual With Haiku Deck!

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A few weeks ago I was teaching a tablet mobility course in Pensacola, Florida and an agent approached me and asked, “Do you use Haiku Deck?” “No, never heard of it,” I replied. Well…. I have now.As you know, for several years I have been on the soapbox preaching the gospel of fewer words and more visuals as a more effective way to present. Evidence shows the visual to be a… Read More »Go Visual With Haiku Deck!